Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma

Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) is the most aggressive thyroid gland cancer.

anaplastic thyroid carcinoma

 

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Female Is At High Peak In Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma

The female to male ratio is approximately 3:1.
Peak incidence occurs during the sixth to seventh decades of life.

Causes

Anaplastic carcinoma of thyroid is believed to occur in previously undetected long standing thyroid carcinoma e.g papillary,follicular.

What Are The Signs And Symptoms?

• Rapidly growing neck mass.
• Bone pain
• Weakness
• Cough
• Dyspnea

How To Detect The Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma?

• Serum calcium levels detected to rule out medullary or parathyroid carcinomas.
• Chest radiography.
• Preoperative cervical ultrasonography.
• Cervical CT scanning.
• Bone scanning.
• Positron emission tomography.
• Fine needle aspiration cytology.

Treatment

Surgery in combination with radiation and chemotherapy.
Antineoplastics

Prognosis

The outlook for this disease is poor. Most people do not survive longer than 6 months.

Complications of Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma

Spread of tumor within the neck.
Metastasis of cancer to other parts of body.

Differential diagnosis of Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma

• Goiter
• Hyperthyroidism
• Hypothyroidism
• Parathyroid carcinoma
• Thyroid lymphoma
• Thyroid nodule
• Subacute thyroiditis
• Thyroid medullary carcinoma
• Thyroid papillary carcinoma

Homoeopathic treatment for Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma

Calcarea iodata
•Well indicated medicine for scrofulous affections especially of enlarged glands, tonsils etc.
•Very good medicine for cancer of thyroid.
•There occur enlargements of thyroid about time of puberty.
•Patient suffers from hectic fever with green purulent expectoration.
•Weariness of whole body.
•Thyroid tumors, cysts or thyroid gland enlargements.

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