Can you tell me if my friend has breast cancer and results of a biopsy of her thyroid shows cancer, what's her prognosis?

Not sure. Hello- i'm not sure i understand the question. If your friend already has breast cancer and she now has thyroid cancer, the prognosis from her breast cancer does not change. Thankfully thyroid cancer usually has a good prognosis. She will need genetic counseling. Good luck.

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What happens if my friend has breast cancer and results of a biopsy of her thyroid shows cancer, what's her prognosis?

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