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can you die from thyroid cancer?

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Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Thyroid cancer: Patient may die of thyroid cancer if it spread to the lymph nodes and other organs.
Answered on Oct 30, 2012
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes, but: Yes but the overwhelming majority of thyroid cancers (are papillary thyroid cancer) which has very good 20 year survival rate and are not really life threatening if they are treated appropriately (even if they spread to the lymh nodes). These patients often die from other causes. There are4 types of thyroid cancer fortunately the most aggressive and life threatening type is also the least common.
Answered on Nov 11, 2018
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Provided original answer
The least common and most aggressive is anaplastic thyroid carcinoma.
Oct 28, 2012
Dr. Farhad Sigari
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Provided original answer
The least common and most aggressive is anaplastic thyroid carcinoma.
Oct 28, 2012

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