Thyroid gland
Thyroid cancer
Thyroid cancer in children

Author: Shahidul Islam, M.D., Ph.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 30 January 2017, last major update March 2009

Copyright: (c) 2003-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: pediatric thyroid cancer
Cite this page: Thyroid cancer in children. website. Accessed June 18th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Papillary (80%), follicular (10 - 20%), some cases historically may have been follicular variant of papillary carcinoma or Hürthle cell neoplasms (Am J Clin Pathol 2000;114:681), medullary (5%), anaplastic (rare)
Prognostic factors
  • Usually more advanced disease than adults (cervical nodal metastases, distant metastases) but excellent prognosis (Hormones (Athens) 2007;6:200)
  • 20 year survival is 92 - 100%
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