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Can you tell me what to do if i found out my girlfriend has thyroid cancer and i need to ask some questions?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Surgery needed: Thyroid cancer for the most part starts as a solitary nodule that is cold on scan. Nodes should be palpated and if present incorporated in the thyroidectomy. The younger the patient the better the chance for cure even if nodes are involved. If lesion large and crosses isthmus a total thyroidectomy needed. At times radioiodine necessary to ablate remaining thyroid tissue and eliminate cancer.
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