Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic, Stage IVB (part 3)

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Title: Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic, Stage IVB (part 3)
Description: Stage IVB (part 3) anaplastic thyroid cancer; drawing shows cancer in the thyroid gland and in the esophagus, the trachea, the larynx, the left recurrent laryngeal nerve, and the tissue in front of the spine (inset). Cancer has also surrounded the common carotid artery and the blood vessels in the area between the lungs. Also shown is the right recurrent laryngeal nerve.

Stage IVB (part 3) anaplastic thyroid cancer. The tumor is any size and cancer has spread from the thyroid to soft tissue under the skin, the esophagus, the trachea, the larynx, the recurrent laryngeal nerve (a nerve that goes to the larynx), or tissue in front of the spine; or cancer has surrounded the carotid artery or the blood vessels in the area between the lungs. Cancer may have spread to lymph nodes.
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Respiratory/Thoracic System
Staging
Type: Color, Medical Illustration
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR790838
Date Created: March 19, 2018
Date Added: May 8, 2018
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