How serious is thyroid cancer?
According to the NHS, the outlook for thyroid cancer is promising, with around nine in every 10 people surviving five years after a diagnosis of thyroid cancer.
“Many of these are cured and will have a normal lifespan,” explained the health body.
Furthermore, up to one in four people treated for thyroid cancer are later diagnosed with cancer in another part of the body, such as the lungs or bones, but cancer can often be treated again if this happens, notes the health site.
Who is at risk?
It is not known what causes most thyroid cancers, but there are some factors that might increase your risk of developing it.