stage IV papillary and follicular thyroid cancer (55 years and older)

Pronunciation: (... PA-pih-LAYR-ee ... fuh-LIH-kyoo-ler THY-royd KAN-ser ...)

Stage IV is divided into stages IVA and IVB. In stage IVA, the tumor is any size and cancer has spread to tissue in front of the spine or has surrounded the carotid artery or the blood vessels in the area between the lungs. Cancer may have spread to lymph nodes. In stage IVB, the tumor is any size and cancer has spread to other parts of the body, such as the lungs or bones. Cancer may have spread to lymph nodes.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Stage IVA papillary and follicular thyroid cancer in patients 55 years and older. The tumor is any size and cancer has (a) spread to tissue in front of the spine; or (b) surrounded the carotid artery; or (c) surrounded the blood vessels in the area between the lungs. Cancer may have spread to lymph nodes.

Caption: Stage IVB papillary and follicular thyroid cancer in patients 55 years and older. The tumor is any size and cancer has spread to other parts of the body, such as the lungs or bones. Cancer may have spread to lymph nodes.

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