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Thyroid Cancer

What are my chances of surviving thyroid cancer?

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  • APatrick Maguire, MD, Oncology, answered
    The lifetime risk of a thyroid cancer diagnosis is about 0.9%, or one in 110 people. The overall survival for thyroid cancer five years after diagnosis for all stages combined is 97%, according to National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (NCI's SEER) statistics. Patients who have localized disease (the majority) have a five-year survival rate of 100%. Those who are diagnosed with metastatic disease still have a 58% five-year survival
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