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Mom has just been told she has primary carcinoma thyroid cancer. Surgery?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The treatment is to remove the thyroid cancer by removing the thyroid gland and to evaluate and resect the lymph nodes adjacent to the thyroid by a head and neck surgeon specialized in head and neck cancer. Sometimes, other treatment will be needed following the surgery.
That will depend on the pathology and the stage of the cancer. Discuss in detail with your doctor.

In brief: Yes

The treatment is to remove the thyroid cancer by removing the thyroid gland and to evaluate and resect the lymph nodes adjacent to the thyroid by a head and neck surgeon specialized in head and neck cancer. Sometimes, other treatment will be needed following the surgery.
That will depend on the pathology and the stage of the cancer. Discuss in detail with your doctor.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Richard Orr
Thyroid cancer outcomes are definitely influenced by the training and experience of the surgeon. Ask how many thyroid operations he/she does each yearand what percentage of practice is related to thyroid. For experienced surgeons consider the American Society of Endocrine Surgeons website or the Society of Surgical Oncology website.
Dr. Mark Deutsch
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery

The contemporary management for thyroid malignancy is typically surgery possibly followed by radioactive iodine therapy.
Surgery is usually the preferred modality of therapy for carcinoma of the thyroid gland.

In brief: Surgery

The contemporary management for thyroid malignancy is typically surgery possibly followed by radioactive iodine therapy.
Surgery is usually the preferred modality of therapy for carcinoma of the thyroid gland.
Dr. Mark Deutsch
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Some thyroid cancers can be treated with radio-iodine.
Please follow your doctor's advice.

In brief: Not necessarily

Some thyroid cancers can be treated with radio-iodine.
Please follow your doctor's advice.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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