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What is treatment for thyroid cancer?

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Dr. Alen Cohen
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
7 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery

A surgery named total thyroidectomy is the mainstay of therapy for thyroid cancer.
This may be done with or without a central neck dissection depending on your particular surgeon's prefrences and how aggressive your particular thyroid cancer may be. After surgery depending on multiple factors you may or may not receive radioactive iodine ablation.

In brief: Surgery

A surgery named total thyroidectomy is the mainstay of therapy for thyroid cancer.
This may be done with or without a central neck dissection depending on your particular surgeon's prefrences and how aggressive your particular thyroid cancer may be. After surgery depending on multiple factors you may or may not receive radioactive iodine ablation.
Dr. Alen Cohen
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Agree; an endocrinologist and an oncologist will most likely be involved as well.
Dr. Lester Thompson
Thyroid cancers are managed by several members of the health care team: Endocrinologist, Surgeon, Pathologist, Oncologist, and Radiation Therapist.
Dr. Stephanie Lee
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

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".
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Vast majority of

Time, surgery, followed by radioactive iodine treatment and thyroid hormone.

In brief: Vast majority of

Time, surgery, followed by radioactive iodine treatment and thyroid hormone.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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