Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) includes papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) and follicular thyroid cancer (FTC). PTC is the most common form of thyroid cancer in both adults and children, representing about 85 to 90 percent of diagnoses. FTC accounts for only 5 to 10 percent of pediatric patients with differentiated thyroid cancer.
The Pediatric Thyroid Center at CHOP is one of the few centers in the nation dedicated to the unique medical needs of children and adolescents with thyroid disease.