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After you have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, you and your healthcare provider will come up with a treatment plan. Some of the options that may be available to you include:
  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Radioactive iodine
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone therapy.
Many factors will play a role in your choice(s) of treatment, such as the type and stage of your cancer.  Regular checkups are essential after you have finished your treatment. Good follow-up care can help ensure that any changes in your health are detected early.
(Click Thyroid Cancer Treatment for a closer look at this topic. In addition to describing the treatment options in more detail, it also talks about participating in clinical trials and stresses the importance of proper nutrition during and after treatment.)
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