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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cáncer de tiroides anaplásico

Anaplastic thyroid cancer (A-nuh-PLAS-tik THY-royd KAN-ser)
A rare, aggressive type of thyroid cancer in which the malignant (cancer) cells look very different from normal thyroid cells.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.