A 30-year-old member asked:
Can thyroid cancer increase breast cancer risk?
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Dr. Susan Wingo answered
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Not usually: There are some families who have increased rates of a variety of cancers, including papillary thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and colon cancer. But having one does not cause an risk for another; instead inherited genes put a person at increased risk for both. A person with a history of thyroid cancer should be sure to get recommended mammograms and colon tests.
Answered on Dec 7, 2014
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