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How quickly does papillary throid cancer grow?

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Dr. Hassan Arshad
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Relatively slowly: Papillary thyroid cancer is typically a slow growing cancer. However, if left alone it can invade into the surrounding structures and spread to lymph nodes or other parts of the body. If you have thyroid cancer, it's best to get it treated unless you are not able to undergo surgery. There is a high cure rate when caught early.
Dr. Brendan Stack jr., md, facs, face
Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Variable growth.: It depends on the cancer size and the individual. In general terms, it is more indolent (slow growing) in females under 45 and more aggressive in males over 45.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

How quick does papillary throid cancer grow?

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Dr. Hassan Arshad
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Thyroid cancer: Papillary thyroid cancer tends to be a slow growing cancer. Most of the time when it's found, it has not spread beyond the thyroid. However, once diagnosed, it should be treated unless there is a major medical reason not to.

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