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How fast does thyroid cancer spread

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yim
Dr. John Yimanswered
Surgical Oncology 30 years experience
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. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 34 years experience
Blood test, nuc scan: Blood tests for thyroglobulin(tg) are very sensitive for persistent thyroid cancer. Tg is only found in active thyroid cells, and after surgery and r... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
The spread of cancer to other parts of the body can be easily detected with the use of X-Rays, CT scans or PET scans. These tests are useful in cases ... Read More
Dr. Matthew Cavey
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
With differentiated thyroid cancers (Papillary or Follicular), a PET-CT scan or a Radioiodine Whole Body Scan can discover thyroid cancer cells anywhe... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
We know that Thyroid Cancer metastasizes to other organ systems by means of years of research being reported in well refereed journals over decades of... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yim
Dr. John Yimanswered
Surgical Oncology 30 years experience
There are options.: The standard treatment, if the thyroid cancer that spreads to the chest takes it up, is radioactive iodine. Otherwise there are drugs called tkis suc... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hassan Arshad
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
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
A member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Yes but rare: Thyroid cancers do spread ( meta) to brain less frequently.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hassan Arshad
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
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
A 81-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Rare: Papillary thyroid cancer has very good prognosis , spreads to adjacent lymph nodes, rarely spread to other organ s , but could . That is the reason ... Read More
A 81-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
A Verified Doctoranswered
21 years experience
Variable: The rate of survival in patients with papillary thyroid cancer with distant metastases is variable. Considering patients with small lung metastases bu... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 44 years experience
parathyroid: Presumably you have had surgery followed by radioactive iodine. This could damage the parathyroid and cause hypoparathyroidism, although this usually... Read More