USC experts find that secondary thyroid cancer is more deadly than primary malignancy in young individuals
A new analysis has found that adolescents and young adults who develop thyroid cancer as a secondary cancer have a significantly greater risk of dying than those with primary thyroid cancer. Published early online in CANCER, the findings stress the importance of screening young cancer survivors to detect early signs of a potentially life-threatening thyroid malignancy.
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