Is it possible for a thyroid cancer to metastasize into only one part of the body?

Yes. There are many different types of thyroid cancer. The most common one is papillary thyroid cancer. This type is slow growing and typically does not "spread." if it does, it typically will spread to the lymph nodes, but other sites are also possible.
Yes. The most common site for thyroid cancer to metastasize is to the lymph nodes in the neck near the thyroid. In many cases, this is the only site of metastases and it can be cured with surgery (and usually radio iodine).

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How could a thyroid cancer metastasize into only one part of the body?

Possible with any ca. It is possible for any cancer to metastise in only one part of the body or one organ, it can be liver, lung, lymph nodes in one part of body, in one bone only.So it can happen in one organ or part of the body. Read more...

Is it possible for thyroid cancer metastasize into only one part of the body?

Sort of. When a tumor metastasizes, it usually seeds multiple organs in the body. Not all of the seeded sites may develop obvious metastases, so it may appear that only one site, the one with a large tumor, is involved, but many other sites are likely to have sub-clinical metastases. Read more...
Yes. Often well-differentiated thyroid cancer will only go to neck lymph nodes, this is then removed and radioactive iodine treatment is given. Most of the time the patient's prognosis continues to be excellent. If it has metastasized to multiple areas or cannot be resected, then radioactive iodine may be the only option. Prognosis is still good with well-different. Thyroid cancer in that situation. Read more...

Do I need rai for papillary thyroid cancer if my #s were pt1b & pn1a if diagnosed @ age 39? Didn't list metastasis other than pn1a. Don't want rai.

Pap thyroid cancer. Based on this staging, the tumor was 1-2 cm with some local tumor detected: an intermediate risk situation. Presumably you had a total thyroidectomy; but the surgeon can't get it all, so rai cleans up both cancer and residual thyroid and permits detection of recurrance. Most endo's would recommend rai. But if you wanted to delay a bit (eg. Pregnancy) you could, since pap ca is slow growing. Read more...