Tuesday, January 02, 2018 by Zoey Sky
Anaplastic carcinoma – also known as anaplastic carcinoma of thyroid, anaplastic carcinoma of thyroid gland, anaplastic thyroid carcinoma, and anaplastic thyroid cancer – is a rare cancer of the thyroid gland. The cancer arises when genetic mutations transform healthy cells into abnormal cancer cells.
Anaplastic carcinoma is one of four types of thyroid carcinoma that affects the thyroid. It is fast-growing and invasive, which makes it difficult to treat. The thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of the neck, secretes thyroid hormones that monitor the body’s temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, and weight.
Anaplastic carcinomas are allowed to grow and multiply at very high rates. However, unlike normal cells, these cancer cells do not die and they form tumors. The cancer cells can also spread to other tissues or regions of the body, causing metastatic anaplastic carcinomas.
The diagnosis of anaplastic carcinoma is often made through a biopsy that is examined by a pathologist under a microscope. The treatment of choice is surgical excision and radiation therapy, but the prognosis is generally very poor for patients with anaplastic carcinoma.
The risk factors associated with anaplastic carcinoma are:
Signs and symptoms of anaplastic carcinoma include:
A possible complication associated with anaplastic carcinoma is the metastasis (or spread) of the cancer to different organs.
Ayurvedic medicine can be used to help ease the symptoms of anaplastic carcinoma. The herbs and remedies listed below are antioxidant substances that can be used individually or in combination with one another to help purify the patient’s blood and liver:
A patient diagnosed with anaplastic carcinoma has three main treatment options:
Anaplastic carcinoma is a rare cancer of the thyroid gland which arises when genetic mutations transform healthy cells into abnormal cancer cells.
The treatment of choice for anaplastic carcinoma is surgical excision and radiation therapy, but the prognosis is generally very poor.
A possible complication associated with anaplastic carcinoma is the metastasis (or spread) of the cancer to different organs in the body.
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