Thyroid Cancer Treatment
Some of the treatment options for thyroid cancer may include surgery, radiation therapy, radioactive iodine treatment, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, or a combination of these. Factors that may affect your treatment plan include such things as the type of thyroid cancer involved, the stage of the cancer, and your age and general health. Once treatment is complete, follow-up care (including regular checkups) can help ensure that any changes in your health are detected early.
Treatment options will vary based on:
In general, treatment options for thyroid cancer can include:
Patients should work with their doctor to develop a treatment plan that meets their medical needs and personal values. Choosing the most appropriate thyroid cancer treatment is a decision that ideally involves the patient, the family, and the healthcare team.