Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is cancer of a butterfly-shaped gland at the front base of the neck. Some patients with thyroid cancer may notice no symptoms, and others may notice a lump or pain in the neck.

Women are more likely to have thyroid cancer at three times the rate compared to men. There are a few types of thyroid cancer:

  • Papillary and/or mixed papillary/follicular thyroid cancer
  • Follicular and/or Hurthle cell thyroid cancer
  • Medullary thyroid cancer
  • Anaplastic thyroid cancer

Treatments include surgery, radioactive iodine therapy, thyroid hormone therapy, external beam radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted drug therapy. Thyroid cancer is generally a very treatable cancer.

This site provides general information. Please talk to your own doctor to make healthcare decisions that are right for you. Videos will be published here as they are edited. 

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