Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Anaplastic Ca is a rapidly fatal variant of thyroid cancer
Anaplastic Ca is a rapidly fatal variant of thyroid cancer. They rarely live more than 6 months from the time of diagnosis. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center prolonged the median survival of 30 patients to 10 months. The combination of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy resulted in a 10 month median survival.27% of the patients lived 3 years. More research is needed to improve the dismal outlook for patients with anaplastic cancer of the thyroid.