Initial treatment

A thyroid cancer diagnosis is initially a shock for those affected and their relatives.
Thyroidectomy

However, the chances of recovery from this type of cancer are usually very good.  Thyroid cancer is commonly treated by one or a combination of treatments, including surgery, hormone treatment, radioactive iodine treatment, targeted therapy, external-beam radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy. The exact treatment you receive will depend on several factors, including the type and stage of your cancer, possible side effects, and your preferences and overall health.

Take time to learn about your treatment options and be sure to ask questions about things that are unclear. Also, talk with your doctor about what you can expect while receiving treatment - you should be comfortable with your treatment plan before you start. Here you can download a checklist with questions you can use.

Thyroid cancer patient

"In 2000 a lump appeared in my neck. It caused no discomfort, but I couldn’t help noticing it time after time. So eventually I went to see my GP. "

Meja
Check list thyroid cancer

Take time to learn about your treatment options and be sure to ask questions about things that are unclear.