Follicular Cancer

Follicular Cancer accounts of about 15% of all thyroid cancers and is most likely to occur in the elderly. Follicular cancers are also more likely to appear in women, than in men, but as with papillary cancers, a man’s nodule is more likely to be cancerous.

 Follicular Cancer

Much more agressive than papillary cancers, follicular cancer tends to spread through the person’s bloodstream, spreading cancerous cells to different body parts (metastases). Follicular cancer treatment requires removing as much of the thyroid gland as possible surgically and destroying any remaining thyroid tissues, such as metastases, by using radioactive iodine.

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