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Had tt a year and 3 months ago for metastatic papillary thyroid cancer. I haven't had rai. On the average did the cancer spread to other organs?

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Dr. Stephanie Lee
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Thyroid

Papillary metastasizes outside the neck only about 10-15% of patients while local lymph nodes nay occur in up to 50% of patients.
You should get rai if you are otherwise healthy.

In brief: Thyroid

Papillary metastasizes outside the neck only about 10-15% of patients while local lymph nodes nay occur in up to 50% of patients.
You should get rai if you are otherwise healthy.
Dr. Stephanie Lee
Dr. Stephanie Lee
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In brief: Rare

Papillary thyroid cancer has very good prognosis , spreads to adjacent lymph nodes, rarely spread to other organ s , but could .
That is the reason you need regular ck. Ups , monitoring scans. Please follow your doctors advice.

In brief: Rare

Papillary thyroid cancer has very good prognosis , spreads to adjacent lymph nodes, rarely spread to other organ s , but could .
That is the reason you need regular ck. Ups , monitoring scans. Please follow your doctors advice.
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