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What are the treatments for metastatic thyroid cancer?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: There are several

More surgery might be an option if the cancer has spread in the neck or to just one other spot.
Radioactive iodine may be able to treat many smaller metastatic areas. If these are not good options, some centers are using newer chemotherapy agents such as sorafanib (nexavar). A team with an endocrinologist and an oncologist would be helpful.

In brief: There are several

More surgery might be an option if the cancer has spread in the neck or to just one other spot.
Radioactive iodine may be able to treat many smaller metastatic areas. If these are not good options, some centers are using newer chemotherapy agents such as sorafanib (nexavar). A team with an endocrinologist and an oncologist would be helpful.
Dr. Susan Wingo
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In brief: Surgery & RAI

Depending on cell type, differentiated cancers respond well lymph node dissection, administration of radioactive iodine (rai) , direct radiation to bone and lung metastasis , chemotherapy agents like cisplatin.
And doxorubicin, most of the thyroid tumors respond well to above treatments except rare anaplastic tumors which spread rapidly, requiring palliative tracheostomy.

In brief: Surgery & RAI

Depending on cell type, differentiated cancers respond well lymph node dissection, administration of radioactive iodine (rai) , direct radiation to bone and lung metastasis , chemotherapy agents like cisplatin.
And doxorubicin, most of the thyroid tumors respond well to above treatments except rare anaplastic tumors which spread rapidly, requiring palliative tracheostomy.
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