Thyroid Cancer Epidemiology

  • The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for thyroid cancer incidence in the United States for 2021 are:
    • 44,280 new cases of thyroid cancer:
      • 12,150 in men
      • 32,130 in women
    • Approximately 2,200 deaths from thyroid cancer:
      • 1,050
      • 1,150 women
  • The rate of new cases of thyroid cancer was:
    • 15.7 per 100,000 men and women per year
  • The death rate was:
    • 0.5 per 100,000 men and women per year
      • These rates are age-adjusted and based on 2013 to 2017 cases and 2014 to 2018 death
  • Roughly 1.3% of men and women will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer at some point during their lifetime, based on 2015–2017 data
  • In 2017, there were an estimated:
    • 859,838 people living with thyroid cancer in the United States 
  • Approximately 67% of thyroid cancers are localized (confined to the primary site)
  • 28% have spread to regional lymph nodes
  • 4% had metastasized to distant sites
  • The 5-year relative survival for:
    • Localized thyroid cancer is 99.9%
    • For patients with regional metastasis is 98.3%
    • With distant metastasis is 54.9% 

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