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If I have biopsy of thyroid with cancer, what are my chances of survival?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Generally great

The worst kind of thyroid cancer is anaplastic-- the survival is short, usually months.
For all other kinds, as long as the thyroid cancer hasn't spread to other organs, the survival is very favorable. Most patients end up dying *with* thyroid cancer, and not *from* thyroid cancer.

In brief: Generally great

The worst kind of thyroid cancer is anaplastic-- the survival is short, usually months.
For all other kinds, as long as the thyroid cancer hasn't spread to other organs, the survival is very favorable. Most patients end up dying *with* thyroid cancer, and not *from* thyroid cancer.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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In brief: Excellent

Best to review with your treating surgeon, but with thyroidectomy, lymph node removal, sometimes radioactive iodine, most people are cured.
Even in a situation if it has spread, people still live a normal life, for many decades.

In brief: Excellent

Best to review with your treating surgeon, but with thyroidectomy, lymph node removal, sometimes radioactive iodine, most people are cured.
Even in a situation if it has spread, people still live a normal life, for many decades.
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