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A 24-year-old member asked:

can male breast cancer reoccur in the thyroid after 8 years of mastectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy?

4 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Less likely: The thyroid would be an unusual spot for breast cancer to spread. More common sites would be bone, liver, lung and brain. But with cancer, anything is possible. If there is a nodule on the thyroid the best thing to do would be an ultrasound guided biopsy if it looks concerning.
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Male breast cancer often goes undetected until tumors have been present for a long time and though it would be unusual to recur in the throid your description suggests this was an aggressive breast cancer when first discovered. That would make late metastasis much more likely.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Very unlikely: Very few cancers metastasize to the thyroid. I'll bet you it's a new tumor. The pathologist can tell for sure.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
That would: be exceedingly unlikely. If you have a thyroid nodule, it is probably unrelated to your breast cancer.

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