4 doctors weighed in:

What happens if thyroid cancer is left untreated?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amir Faridi
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Thyroid cancer

Potentially good prognosis on treated patients depending on type.
If left untreated can grow locally or can spread to other places.

In brief: Thyroid cancer

Potentially good prognosis on treated patients depending on type.
If left untreated can grow locally or can spread to other places.
Dr. Amir Faridi
Dr. Amir Faridi
Thank
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Growth

Not a good idea! the tumor will continue to grow and may spread to lymph nodes or metastasize through the blood stream. Left untreated long enough, it will eventually block the airway and cause choking sensations.
Surgery is well tolerated - why would anyone not treat it?

In brief: Growth

Not a good idea! the tumor will continue to grow and may spread to lymph nodes or metastasize through the blood stream. Left untreated long enough, it will eventually block the airway and cause choking sensations.
Surgery is well tolerated - why would anyone not treat it?
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
Thank
Read more answers from doctors