ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about the number of people who are diagnosed with thyroid cancer each year. You will read general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.
This year, an estimated 56,870 adults (14,400 men and 42,470 women) in the United States will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women. It is the most common cancer in women 20 to 34. About 2% of cases occur in children and teens.