Jan 31, 2019 · According to the American Cancer Society, thyroid cancer is one of the most common cancers in young adults (ages 20-39); it is the #1 cancer in women ages 15-30 and the #2 cancer in women ages 30-45. The prognosis for young adults diagnosed with thyroid cancer is excellent. The overall survival rate in patients with local or loco-regional disease is 97 percent to 100 percent. Those patients who are 15 to 29 years of age have greater than a 99 percent chance of surviving five years.
Mar 14, 2019 · The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for thyroid cancer in the United States for 2018 are: About 53,990 new cases of thyroid cancer (40,900 in women, and 13,090 in men) About 2,060 deaths from thyroid cancer (1,100 women and 960 men) The death rate from thyroid cancer has been fairly steady Last Revised: January 9, 2019. Mar 14, 2019 · Anaplastic thyroid cancer. Anaplastic thyroid cancer is a rare and rapidly growing cancer that is very difficult to treat. Anaplastic thyroid cancer typically occurs in adults age 60 and older. Thyroid lymphoma. Thyroid lymphoma is a rare form of thyroid cancer that begins in the immune system cells in the thyroid and grows very quickly.
Aug 01, 2019 · The ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association Support Community connects patients, families, friends and caregivers for support and inspiration. This community is sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, an Inspire trusted partner. More about this community. Medullary thyroid cancer, or MTC, is a cancer that forms in the medulla, or the inside of the thyroid. It is the rarest type of thyroid cancer. Learn more about the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of MTC.