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Prognosis of Thyroid cancer

Prognosis for Thyroid cancer: Most thyroid cancers grow very slowly and can be effectively treated. (Source: excerpt from Thyroid Disease: NWHIC) ...see also Overview of Thyroid cancer

Deaths and Mortality Rates

Deaths from Thyroid cancer: 1,460 estimated deaths for thyroid cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)

Estimated mortality rate for Thyroid cancer from incidence and deaths statistics:

  • Deaths: 1,459 (USA annual deaths calculated from this data: 1,460 estimated deaths for thyroid cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004))
  • Incidence: 20,699 (USA annual incidence calculated from this data: 20,700 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate); 19,500 annual cases in the USA (NCI); 14,900 women and 4,600 men annually (NCI).
  • 7.1% (ratio of deaths to incidence).
  • See also Deaths and Thyroid cancer and Overview of Thyroid cancer.

Complications:

Complications of Thyroid cancer may include:

See also complications of Thyroid cancer.

Survival Rate Statistics for Thyroid cancer

The following are statistics from various sources about the survival rate for Thyroid cancer:

  • 96% of white people survive 5 years for thyroid cancer in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 94% of African American people survive 5 years for thyroid cancer in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 96% survive 5 years for thyroid cancer in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 94.6% of people with thyroid cancer survive after 5 years in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 5-year survival rate for black people with thyroid cancer is 90.2% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 5-year survival rate for people with thyroid cancer is 94.6% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 5-year survival rate for white people with thyroid cancer is 94.7% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
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Death Statistics for Thyroid cancer

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths related to Thyroid cancer:

  • 620 estimated male deaths for thyroid cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 840 estimated female deaths for thyroid cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • more death statistics...»

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About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Thyroid cancer usually refers to the likely outcome of Thyroid cancer. The prognosis of Thyroid cancer may include the duration of Thyroid cancer, chances of complications of Thyroid cancer, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Thyroid cancer, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Thyroid cancer. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

 

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