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Toms River, NJ
A 55-year-old female asked:

My thyroid grew this past year to five centimeters. now, doctor performed biopsy. seventy percent chance of papillary cancer. does it grow into cancer?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
I am not sure: How to answer your question as it is worded. Even if it is cancer, papillary cancer is curable with surgery alone in the vast majority of cases. Even if it has spread, it has a very high cure rate.

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Last updated Oct 1, 2013

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