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Took treatment for thyroid cancer and got cured. Am I at any risk of cancer later in life?

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I had and was cured of thyroid cancer at age 36. Am I at an increases risk of different types of cancer later in life?
Posted Thu, 16 May 2013 in Cancer
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 1 hour later

Thanks for your query.

No, you may not be in risk of other cancers but yes, there is risk of recurrence of thyroid cancer if the complete thyroid gland is not excised or cancer not completely cured to the root level.

Hope I answered your query.

Please let me know if there are any other concerns.


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