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Can thyroid cancer increase breast cancer risk?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
9 doctors agree

In brief: Not usually

There are some families who have increased rates of a variety of cancers, including papillary thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and colon cancer.
But having one does not cause an risk for another; instead inherited genes put a person at increased risk for both. A person with a history of thyroid cancer should be sure to get recommended mammograms and colon tests.

In brief: Not usually

There are some families who have increased rates of a variety of cancers, including papillary thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and colon cancer.
But having one does not cause an risk for another; instead inherited genes put a person at increased risk for both. A person with a history of thyroid cancer should be sure to get recommended mammograms and colon tests.
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably Not

Although there are probably unknown genetic links between people with multiple primary tumors, there is no direct link between thyroid and breast cancer.

In brief: Probably Not

Although there are probably unknown genetic links between people with multiple primary tumors, there is no direct link between thyroid and breast cancer.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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