Thyroid Cancer, Medullary, Stage IVA

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Title: Thyroid Cancer, Medullary, Stage IVA
Description: Stage IVA medullary thyroid cancer; drawing shows cancer that has spread from the thyroid gland to the larynx, the esophagus, the left recurrent laryngeal nerve, the trachea, and a lymph node on one side of the neck. Also shown is the right recurrent laryngeal nerve.

Stage IVA medullary thyroid cancer. The tumor is any size and cancer has spread outside the thyroid to tissues under the skin, the trachea, the esophagus, the larynx (voice box), and/or the recurrent laryngeal nerve (a nerve with 2 branches that go to the larynx); or cancer has spread to lymph nodes on one or both sides of the neck or between the lungs.
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Respiratory/Thoracic System
Staging
Type: Color, Medical Illustration
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR780091
Date Created: October 3, 2016
Date Added: May 15, 2017
Reuse Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws. U.S. Government has reuse rights. Please contact the rights holder of this image for permission requests.

Rights holder: Terese Winslow
Email: terese@teresewinslow.com