Thyroid Cancer Linked for Other Cancers
Cancer survivors can be affected by a number of health problems, but often their greatest concern is facing breast cancer again. If a cancer comes back after treatment it is called a “recurrence.” But some cancer survivors may develop a new, unrelated cancer later. This is called a “second cancer.” No matter what type of cancer you have had, it is still possible to get another (new) cancer, even after surviving the first.
Survivors of thyroid cancer can get any type of second cancer, but they have an increased risk of:
- Breast cancer (in women)
- Prostate cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Adrenal cancer