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How fast does thyroid cancer grow?

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Dr. John Yim
Dr. John Yimanswered
Surgical Oncology 30 years experience
Usually Slow.: It depends on the type of thyroid cancer but the most common type, papillary thyroid cancer, usually grows and spreads slowly. There is another very rare type, anaplastic thyroid cancer that grows very fast and is usually lethal.
Dr. inderjit Deol
Pathology 42 years experience
It depends upon the type of tumor. Papillary type grows slowly and can be curable. Follicular type also grows slowly, but could be invasive and moderately aggressive in nature. Other two; medullary and anaplastic grow fast and are aggressive in nature.
May 25, 2015
Last updated Mar 12, 2020


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