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how fast does thyroid cancer grow?

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Dr. John Yim
Dr. John Yim answered
29 years experience Surgical Oncology
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.
Answered on Mar 12, 2020
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Dr. inderjit Deol
41 years experience Pathology
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

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