papillary thyroid cancer
Pronunciation: (PA-pih-LAYR-ee THY-royd KAN-ser)
Cancer that forms in follicular cells in the thyroid and grows in small finger-like shapes. It grows slowly, is more common in women than in men, and often occurs before age 45. It is the most common type of thyroid cancer.
Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer TermsDate last modified: 2007-08-20