A 24-year-old member asked:
Can male breast cancer reoccur in the thyroid after 8 years of mastectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy?
4 doctor answers • 14 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 21 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.
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Plastic Surgery 39 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.
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Pathology 45 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.
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Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Could male breast cancer reoccur in the thyroid after eight years of mastectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 32 years experience
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