What are the survival rates for people with thyroid cancer?

The most common types of thyroid cancer can often be completely removed with surgery. These are the survival rates:

  • The 5-year survival rates for people with papillary and follicular thyroid cancers are greater than 90 percent.
  • The 5-year survival rate for people with medullary thyroid cancer is about 86 percent; the 10-year survival rate is about 65 percent.
  • The 5-year survival rate for people with anaplastic thyroid cancer is about 7 percent.

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