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Minimally invasive oncocytic carcinoma of the thyroid gland

What is minimally invasive oncocytic carcinoma? Minimally invasive oncocytic cell carcinoma is a type of thyroid cancer. The tumour is separated from the normal thyroid gland by a thin band of tissue called a tumour capsule. In a “minimally invasive” tumour, groups of cancer cells have broken through the tumour capsule and spread into the …
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Minimally invasive encapsulated follicular variant papillary thyroid carcinoma

What is minimally invasive encapsulated follicular variant papillary thyroid carcinoma? Minimally invasive encapsulated follicular variant papillary thyroid carcinoma (FVPTC) is a type of thyroid cancer. This type of cancer is more common in adults although it can be seen in children. Why is the tumour called minimally invasive? In minimally invasive encapsulated FVPTC, the tumour …
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Minimally invasive

What does minimally invasive mean? Minimally invasive is a term pathologists use to describe cancer that has only spread a small distance into the non-cancerous surrounding tissue. For example, a type of cancer called squamous cell carcinoma in the mouth may be called minimally invasive if it has spread less than 0.5 cm into the …
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Hurthle cell carcinoma

What is Hurthle cell carcinoma? A Hurthle cell carcinoma is a type of thyroid cancer. It is made up of large pink cells called Hurthle cells.¬†This type of cancer is more likely to develop in older adults and it is rarely seen in children. Patients with Hurthle cell carcinoma may notice a growth or lump …
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Follicular thyroid carcinoma

What is follicular thyroid carcinoma? Follicular thyroid carcinoma is a type of thyroid cancer. The tumour starts from the follicular cells normally found in the thyroid gland and is the second most common thyroid cancer in adults. Follicular carcinoma is more likely to develop in older adults and it is rarely seen in children.   …
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