## Thyroid Cancer Patterns To Look For

Thyroid Cancer Prevention

Tiny and usually insignificant carcinomas can be found in five to 10% or more of all thyroid glands that are carefully examined under the microscope at autopsy, but relatively few of them grow or spread to produce symptoms that lead to their detection during a person’s lifetime. The thyroid cancers that are diagnosed each year represent about 1% of all cancers in the U.S. population. Most types of thyroid cancer rank quite high in terms of successful treatment and long term survival. However, some rare subtypes may have a poor prognosis.