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What happens when thyroid cancer metastasizes?

Thyroid cancer may spread (metastasize) to the lymph nodes, lungs, bone and occasionally brain. Sometimes, thyroid cancer is very large and starts growing into structures in the neck, such as the windpipe (trachea), the food pipe (esophagus), blood vessels, muscles, or nerves. This is considered locally advanced thyroid cancer. 

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