4 Effects Of Anaplastic Aroid Carcinoma

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Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma or also known as (ATC) is located on the gene NKX2-1 which is found on chromosome 14q13.3. ATC is a very rapid and aggressive type of thyroid cancer. Anaplastic invades the thyroid gland that’s located at the base of the throat right below the adam’s apple. Your thyroid produces hormones that regulate your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and weight. Anaplastic is the least common thyroid cancer out of the 4 types, anaplastic occurs to people of the age of 60 and older. This rate is 2 times higher for women than men, but fewer than 10% are younger than the age of 50yrs. Most patients contract anaplastic thyroid cancer if they’ve had any history of any type of thyroid cancer in the past. Dovemed and …show more content…
“With anaplastic cells they do not die, as a result, they form tumors.” Dovemed explains in their article. Due to the poor treatment of ATC surgery cannot cure this type of cancer, even with the complete removal of the thyroid gland doesn’t prolong patients lives. Do to the symptoms of difficulties of breathing and swallowing, patients will need surgery to place a tube in the throat or stomach to help with the treatment of breathing or eating. Also radiotherapy and chemotherapy help with the treatment for …show more content…
Cancer.Net has also looked into clinical trials that can help with treatment. These new treatment are called targeted therapy. This new treatment targets specific genes, proteins, or the tissue environment that contributes to cancer growth and survival. In addition, researchers are looking at new combinations of chemotherapy and other treatments. The new targeted therapy is different from traditional chemotherapy. The drugs know in targeted therapy are to stop growth and spreading of the cancer. These drugs are made to find specific abnormal mutations in cells, which occurs when cells divide abnormally or live too long. When cells grow uncontrollably they form tumors. These drugs can block or turn off signals that tells the cancer cell to divide and grow and keep cells from living too long or kill the cancer cell. As researchers continue to search for ways to treat ATC. Cancer.Net explains two of the known target therapy drugs which are Monoclonal Antibodies and

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