Lymph nodes signal more aggressive thyroid cancer even in young patients

Patients older than age 45 with thyroid cancer that has spread to neck lymph nodes have long been considered at higher risk of dying, but the same has not been true for younger patients. Younger thyroid cancer patients with lymph node involvement are also at increased risk of dying, researchers report, contrary to current beliefs and staging prognostic tools that classify young patients as having low-risk disease. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)