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How successful is treatment for thyroid cancer?

Michael W. Yeh, MD
Allergy
Thyroid cancer treatment is very successful.About 95 percent of thyroid cancer patients live more than five years, and most thyroid cancer patients experience a normal life span and full quality of life after appropriate treatment.Even patients with advanced thyroid cancer may often do well with modern targeted therapies.
Thyroid cancer is largely treatable. The most common type of radiation-induced thyroid cancer is papillary thyroid cancer, and the great majority of cases are slow-growing and curable. At the New York Thyroid Center, the survival rate for papillary thyroid cancer is approximately 99% at 10 years among men under 40 and women under 45.

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