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how fast does thyroid cancer spread

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Not fast: By far most common thyroid cancer. Highly curable, with very good likelihood that you will live normal lfe span. Must be treated by medical oncologi ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Most never do: Have you had your thyroid out? Usually thyroidectomy and, in many patients, follow-on treatment with radioactive iodine will completely destroy the t ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Please see below: Papillary and follicular thyroid cancers are referred to as differentiated thyroid cancer, which means that the cancer cells look and act in some resp ... Read More
Dr. Alen Cohen
13 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Rarely : Those types of thyroid cancer are well-differentiated types and rarely spread out of the thyroid gland and usually carry an excellent prognosis with o ... Read More
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Dr. Brendan Stack jr., md, facs, face
31 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Papillary/follicular: Differentiated (or well differentiated) thyroid cancers generally are slow growing and indolent but occasionally they can be aggressive. It is hard to ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yim
Dr. John Yim answered
28 years experience Surgical Oncology
Usually Slow.: It depends on the type of thyroid cancer but the most common type, papillary thyroid cancer, usually grows and spreads slowly. There is another very ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Nuclear scan: Radio nuclear iodine scan.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Highly unlikley: The gallbladder as a site for metastasis or spread from other cancers is almost unheard of.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
31 years experience Pathology
See a doctor: You have to see your doctor and follow all recommendations from your doctor.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hassan Arshad
15 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Thyroid cancer: The most common types of thyroid cancer are treated with surgery and a dose of radio-iodine after the surgery (depending on certain features of the ca ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Thyroid cancer has been found to metastasize to the brain. Prognosis is guarded; however, recent studies have demonstrated that resection of solitary ... Read More
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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes but rare: Thyroid cancers do spread ( meta) to brain less frequently.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hassan Arshad
15 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Usually none: Thyroid cancers can spread to lymph nodes in the neck, lungs, or bones. It can spread to other areas but it's rare for it to spread to the kidney ... Read More

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