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What are the pros and cons of having your thyroids removed?

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics
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In brief: Thyroid removal

Surgical removal for thyroid cancer can cause low parathyroid hormone, bleeding, scarring on neck, voice box paralysis.

In brief: Thyroid removal

Surgical removal for thyroid cancer can cause low parathyroid hormone, bleeding, scarring on neck, voice box paralysis.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Thyroid cancer cure

If you have a lump that is cancer or suspicious for cancer on a biopsy, thyroid surgery may save your life if done early.
If a good biopsy was not done, find a specialist to do it. The most important thing to prevent the 'cons' is to have a surgeon that does thyroid surgery very frequently. There are few other 'pros' to having thyroid surgery other than for cancer.

In brief: Thyroid cancer cure

If you have a lump that is cancer or suspicious for cancer on a biopsy, thyroid surgery may save your life if done early.
If a good biopsy was not done, find a specialist to do it. The most important thing to prevent the 'cons' is to have a surgeon that does thyroid surgery very frequently. There are few other 'pros' to having thyroid surgery other than for cancer.
Dr. Robert Lang
Dr. Robert Lang
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