papillary thyroid cancer

Definition / meaning of papillary thyroid cancer

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.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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