Thyroid Cancer Overview
What Is Thyroid Cancer? TOPICS
How many people get thyroid cancer?
- About 62,980 new cases of thyroid cancer (47,790 in women, and 15,190 in men)
- About 1,890 deaths from thyroid cancer (1,060 women and 830 men)
Thyroid cancer is most often found in people at a younger age than most other adult cancers. Nearly 2 out of 3 cases are found in people younger than 55. About 2% of thyroid cancers occur in children and teens.
Last Medical Review: 05/09/2013
Last Revised: 02/11/2014