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Can metastatic papillary thyroid cancer spread to the parathyroid? Is this rare? Can recurrent pap thyroid cancer show up on parathyroid?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: parathyroid

Presumably you have had surgery followed by radioactive iodine.
This could damage the parathyroid and cause hypoparathyroidism, although this usually does not happen. Thyroid cancer spreads locally (within the neck), and that could damage the parathyroids more, but again, this does not usually happen. Check this out with your endocrinologist.

In brief: parathyroid

Presumably you have had surgery followed by radioactive iodine.
This could damage the parathyroid and cause hypoparathyroidism, although this usually does not happen. Thyroid cancer spreads locally (within the neck), and that could damage the parathyroids more, but again, this does not usually happen. Check this out with your endocrinologist.
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