Anaplastic thyroid cancer.

  title={Anaplastic thyroid cancer.},
  author={Ryan L Neff and William Blair Farrar and Richard T. Kloos and Kenneth D. Burman},
  journal={Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={525-38, xi}
Anaplastic thyroid cancer is an uncommon, typically lethal malignancy of older adults with no effective systemic therapy. The mean survival time is usually less than 6 months from the time of diagnosis and, unfortunately, this outcome is not fundamentally altered by available treatments. Histologic tissue confirmation is recommended if the diagnosis is not absolutely certain to exclude tumors with better prognosis or that require different treatment. Patency of the airway should be kept in mind… CONTINUE READING

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