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Prognosis of thyroid cancer

The prognosis is very good, with the exception of anaplastic thyroid carcinomas.

The incidence of papillary thyroid carcinoma has a biphasic distribution; there is one peak in children/youth and another for elderly. The prognosis for papillary thyroid carcinoma is good, especially for young adults.



Five-year relative survival for patients with thyroid cancer, in percent, during the diagnosis period 1974–2013.

Source: Cancer Registry of Norway


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