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How common is papillary thyroid cancer?

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If you have thyroid cancer, you probably have papillary thyroid cancer. It’s found in up to 80% of all thyroid cancer cases. It tends to grow slowly, but often spreads to the lymph nodes in your neck. Even so, you have a good chance for a full recovery.

From: What Is Thyroid Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 14, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/14/2018

SOURCES:

American Thyroid Association: “Thyroid Cancer.”

MD Anderson Cancer Center: “Thyroid Cancer Facts.”

Davies, L., Morris, L.G., Haymart, M., Chen, A.Y, Goldenberg, D., Morris, J., Ogilvie, J.B., Terris, D.J., Netterville, J., Wong, R.J., Randolph, G., , published online June 2015. Endocrine Practice

Home Health Network: “Thyroid.”

Mayo Clinic: “Thyroid cancer.”

The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons: “Thyroid cancer: Papillary Thyroid Cancer (PTC).”

American Cancer Society: “Thyroid cancer risk factors.”

Columbia University Department of Surgery: “What Causes Thyroid Cancer?”

National Cancer Institute: “Thyroid Cancer-Patient Version.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 14, 2018

SOURCES:

American Thyroid Association: “Thyroid Cancer.”

MD Anderson Cancer Center: “Thyroid Cancer Facts.”

Davies, L., Morris, L.G., Haymart, M., Chen, A.Y, Goldenberg, D., Morris, J., Ogilvie, J.B., Terris, D.J., Netterville, J., Wong, R.J., Randolph, G., , published online June 2015. Endocrine Practice

Home Health Network: “Thyroid.”

Mayo Clinic: “Thyroid cancer.”

The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons: “Thyroid cancer: Papillary Thyroid Cancer (PTC).”

American Cancer Society: “Thyroid cancer risk factors.”

Columbia University Department of Surgery: “What Causes Thyroid Cancer?”

National Cancer Institute: “Thyroid Cancer-Patient Version.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 14, 2018

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