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What are some key statistics about papillary thyroid cancer?

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Five-year relative survival rates are near 100 percent for individuals with stage 1 and 2 papillary thyroid cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. The five-year relative survival rate for individuals with stage 3 is 93 percent, while stage 4 patients have a 51 percent survival rate, as of 2015.

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The incidence rates for thyroid cancer have increased, and it is the most rapidly increasing cancer diagnosis in the United States, as of 2015, states the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Survival rates vary by the subtype of thyroid cancer, but the overall five-year survival rate among all subtypes is 98 percent.

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