Pathologic and Natural History

  • E. D. Williams
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 73)


Cancer of the thyroid spans the whole spectrum of malignancy, some tumours being extremely slow-growing and compatible with an almost normal life expectancy despite the presence of metastasis, while other tumours show an extremely aggressive behaviour with death following diagnosis often in a matter of weeks or months. When it is considered, in addition, that malignant disease of the thyroid is derived from several different cell types it is obvious that any discussion of the natural history of thyroid cancer must be preceded by discussion of the pathological classification of thyroid malignancy.


Thyroid Cancer Thyroid Carcinoma Malignant Lymphoma Papillary Carcinoma Thyroid Tumour 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. D. Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.Welsh National School of MedicineUniversity Hospital of WalesCardiff, WalesGB

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