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What are the rates of survival for thyroid cancer?
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: It depends
Papillary thyroid cancer* stage 5-year relative survival rate i near 100% ii near 100% iii 93% iv 51% *based on patients diagnosed 1998 to 1999 follicular thyroid cancer* stage 5-year relative survival rate i near 100% ii near 100% iii 71% iv 50% *based on patients diagnosed 1998 to 1999 medullary thyroid cancer** stage 5-year relative survival rate i near 100% ii 98%.

In brief: It depends
Papillary thyroid cancer* stage 5-year relative survival rate i near 100% ii near 100% iii 93% iv 51% *based on patients diagnosed 1998 to 1999 follicular thyroid cancer* stage 5-year relative survival rate i near 100% ii near 100% iii 71% iv 50% *based on patients diagnosed 1998 to 1999 medullary thyroid cancer** stage 5-year relative survival rate i near 100% ii 98%.
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Edward Gold
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Dr. Stephanie Lee
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Thyroid cancer
Without distant spread, the survival is >95% of patients with thyroid cancer

In brief: Thyroid cancer
Without distant spread, the survival is >95% of patients with thyroid cancer
Dr. Stephanie Lee
Dr. Stephanie Lee
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In brief: Age, Stage dependent
Age of 45 is the cutoff, combined with stage.
Then the specific type of tumor will be significant. For the most common, papillary carcinoma, there is a >98% 20-year survival for all stage i and ii tumors (which account for all tumors in patients <45 years old). If older than 45, then the numbers decrease -- but are still great: 90% 10-year survival!

In brief: Age, Stage dependent
Age of 45 is the cutoff, combined with stage.
Then the specific type of tumor will be significant. For the most common, papillary carcinoma, there is a >98% 20-year survival for all stage i and ii tumors (which account for all tumors in patients <45 years old). If older than 45, then the numbers decrease -- but are still great: 90% 10-year survival!
Dr. Lester Thompson
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