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About Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid Cancer is rare, but numbers are rising. Currently, this stands at approximately 2,100 new cases in the UK each year.

More prevalent in women than men, at a ratio of 2 to 1, Thyroid Cancer is the most common endocrine malignancy.

Prognosis for patients with differentiated Thyroid Cancer is excellent, with an 80-90% cure rate.


Patient information

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  1  The thyroid gland and thyroid cancer - tests and treatment

  2  Information for patients being investigated for thyroid lumps

  3  Surgery for thyroid cancer

  4  Radioactive iodine ablation and therapy

  5  Medullary thyroid cancer

  6  Advanced or higher risk differentiated (papillary and follicular) thyroid cancer

  7  Anaplastic thyroid cancer


Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust works closely with the Multidisciplinary Thyroid Cancer Team in Newcastle upon Tyne to ensure that the information on our website is accurate, relevant and up-to-date.

Such information is given in good faith and cannot take account of individual situations.

The information contained within the website is not intended to advise medically.

Medical advice should be sought from your relevant health care professional and as such Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust cannot accept responsibility for clinical decisions.

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