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How is thyroid cancer treated?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
9 doctors agree
In brief: Surgery
Surgery is the best way to treat thyroid cancer.
Radioactive iodine and some drugs also treat thyroid cancer but these are typically done after surgery.

In brief: Surgery
Surgery is the best way to treat thyroid cancer.
Radioactive iodine and some drugs also treat thyroid cancer but these are typically done after surgery.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Surgery first
Typically the entire thyroid is removed (total thyroidectomy) along with any involved lymph nodes in the neck.
This is usually followed by radioactive iodine - an outpatient procedure with few side effects. Cure rate for people less that 40 is almost 100%, although some people will need more than one operation. Find an experienced surgeon - it amkes a difference!

In brief: Surgery first
Typically the entire thyroid is removed (total thyroidectomy) along with any involved lymph nodes in the neck.
This is usually followed by radioactive iodine - an outpatient procedure with few side effects. Cure rate for people less that 40 is almost 100%, although some people will need more than one operation. Find an experienced surgeon - it amkes a difference!
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Stephanie Lee
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Thyroid cancer
Thyroid cancer is one of the most treatable cancers.
The treatment is a combination of thyroid surgery, radioactive iodine and thyroid hormone therapy. Some patients need only surgery and other with metastatic disease need all 3 treatments. Some very aggressive tumors fail these 3 treatments and can be treated with "tyrosine kinase inhibitors".

In brief: Thyroid cancer
Thyroid cancer is one of the most treatable cancers.
The treatment is a combination of thyroid surgery, radioactive iodine and thyroid hormone therapy. Some patients need only surgery and other with metastatic disease need all 3 treatments. Some very aggressive tumors fail these 3 treatments and can be treated with "tyrosine kinase inhibitors".
Dr. Stephanie Lee
Dr. Stephanie Lee
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