What is the prevalence of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) in the US?

Updated: Jun 18, 2020
  • Author: Luigi Santacroce, MD; Chief Editor: Neetu Radhakrishnan, MD  more...
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The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that 52,890 new thyroid cancers will occur in 2020, 12,720 in men and 40,170 in women; the ACS estimates that 2180 deaths from thyroid cancer will occur in 2020, 1040 in men and 1140 in women. In women, thyroid cancer is the fifth most common cancer, accounting for approximately 4% of all new cases. [9] In the United States, about 10-15% of all thyroid cancers are follicular.


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