How does the prevalence of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) vary by age?

Updated: Jun 18, 2020
  • Author: Ponnandai S Somasundar, MD, MPH, FACS; Chief Editor: Neetu Radhakrishnan, MD  more...
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Thyroid carcinoma occurs in persons of all ages, but is most often diagnosed in persons aged 45–54; median age at diagnosis is 51 years. [28] In the younger population, papillary thyroid carcinoma tends to occur more frequently than follicular carcinoma, with a peak in patients aged 30-50 years.


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