Why You Should Stop Calling Thyroid Cancer 'Good Cancer'

February 6, 2015 1:19 PM

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Why You Should Stop Calling Thyroid Cancer 'Good Cancer'

A thyroid cancer diagnosis has a strange reputation: It's cancer, but with a near 100 percent survival rate when caught in the early stages, it's one of the "good" cancers, as many doctors and even other survivors will tell you.

But Alan Ho, M.D., Ph.D., thinks that categorization is a common misunderstanding of people who have never had thyroid cancer nor treated it. Ho is a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center who specializes in malignancies like thyroid cancer. In a phone call, he told HuffPost th...

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