Duration of Treatmentusually takes 3 to 4 hours.

Days of Stayusually 3 - 5 days at the hospital and 15 days in India.

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Thyroid Cancer?

Thyroid cancer is cancer that patient can get when abnormal tissues begin to develop in your thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is shaped like a butterfly and is located at the base of the neck.  Thyroid cancer is an uncommon type of cancer. 

Types of thyroid cancer:

  • Papillary thyroid cancer.
  • Follicular thyroid cancer. 
  • Medullary thyroid cancer.
  • Anaplastic thyroid cancer.
  • Thyroid lymphoma. 

 

Thyroid cancer sign includes:

  • Lump or swelling in your neck.
  • Changes in voice, including increasing hoarseness
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Pain in your neck and throat
  • Trouble breathing or wheezing.
  • Swollen lymph nodes in your neck

 

Thyroid Cancer risk factor includes:

  • Female sex. 
  • Exposure to high levels of radiation. 
  • Inherited genetic syndromes.
  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on the same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

Doctors’ advice some investigation ( blood test, CT scan, Genetic blood testing and biopsy test). Thyroid cancer treatment plan depends on the stage and types of thyroid cancer,

Treatment of a Thyroid Cancer is followed by surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or all.

  • Surgery.  Most thyroid cancers patients require surgery to remove a tumour; it may be all of thyroid or part of the gland. The doctor will make an incision at the base of your neck to remove your thyroid. To treat thyroid cancer includes:
  1. Thyroid lobectomy
  2. Near-total thyroidectomy
  3. Total thyroidectomy
  • Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is not commonly used in thyroid cancer treatment. It can be given before or after thyroid surgery. In anaplastic thyroid cancer, chemotherapy and radiation therapy may need.
  • Radiation therapy. Radiation can be given after surgery to help in destroys thyroid cancer or delay tumour growth. The patient may need three to five sessions per week for 3 to 6 weeks, depending on cancer.  There are some types of Radiation therapy uses intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) to kill cancer.
  • Radioactive Iodine Therapy.  Radioactive iodine is a type of internal radiotherapy treatment. Radioactive iodine is a targeted treatment. It is usually taken up by thyroid cells, having a little side effect on other cells. The treatment is good for, follicular thyroid cancer and papillary thyroid cancer.
  • Targeted Drug therapy - Targeted drug therapy its help to prevent medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) in your cancer cells by using, Cabozantinib (Cometriq), Sorafenib (Nexavar) and Vandetanib (Caprelsa) drugs. medullary thyroid cancer (MTC)

 

Patients need to follow with a routine investigation like blood tests including the radioiodine scans or ultrasounds. This is usually done about 6 to 12 months later of treatment. Diet and physical activity follow a suggestion of a doctor.

Thyroid cancers are very curable. The most curable common types of thyroid cancer are papillary and follicular thyroid cancer. Thyroid Cancer Survival Rates depends upon the Type and Stage. 98 % success rate is in young age.

 Stage of Thyroid cancer

5-year survival rate

Stage 0

100%

Stage I

100%

Stage II

98%

Stage III

90%

Stage IV

51%

 

 

  • Are you board-certified oncology surgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform these types of thyroid cancer surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this procedure?
  • What type of thyroid cancer do I have?
  • What stage is my thyroid cancer?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • What are my options if I am not satisfied with the outcome of my treatment surgery?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of surgery?
  • What does my insurance cover?
  • How should I prepare for thyroid cancer surgery?
  • How long I have to stay in the hospital and outside the hospital?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the surgery?
  • What type of results can I expect?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?

 

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THYROID CANCER

Duration of Treatmentusually takes 3 to 4 hours.

Days of Stayusually 3 - 5 days at the hospital and 15 days in India.

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Thyroid Cancer?

Thyroid cancer is cancer that patient can get when abnormal tissues begin to develop in your thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is shaped like a butterfly and is located at the base of the neck.  Thyroid cancer is an uncommon type of cancer. 

Types of thyroid cancer:

  • Papillary thyroid cancer.
  • Follicular thyroid cancer. 
  • Medullary thyroid cancer.
  • Anaplastic thyroid cancer.
  • Thyroid lymphoma. 

 

symptoms

Thyroid cancer sign includes:

  • Lump or swelling in your neck.
  • Changes in voice, including increasing hoarseness
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Pain in your neck and throat
  • Trouble breathing or wheezing.
  • Swollen lymph nodes in your neck

 

risk factors

Thyroid Cancer risk factor includes:

  • Female sex. 
  • Exposure to high levels of radiation. 
  • Inherited genetic syndromes.

preparation

  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on the same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

procedure

Doctors’ advice some investigation ( blood test, CT scan, Genetic blood testing and biopsy test). Thyroid cancer treatment plan depends on the stage and types of thyroid cancer,

Treatment of a Thyroid Cancer is followed by surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or all.

  • Surgery.  Most thyroid cancers patients require surgery to remove a tumour; it may be all of thyroid or part of the gland. The doctor will make an incision at the base of your neck to remove your thyroid. To treat thyroid cancer includes:
  1. Thyroid lobectomy
  2. Near-total thyroidectomy
  3. Total thyroidectomy
  • Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is not commonly used in thyroid cancer treatment. It can be given before or after thyroid surgery. In anaplastic thyroid cancer, chemotherapy and radiation therapy may need.
  • Radiation therapy. Radiation can be given after surgery to help in destroys thyroid cancer or delay tumour growth. The patient may need three to five sessions per week for 3 to 6 weeks, depending on cancer.  There are some types of Radiation therapy uses intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) to kill cancer.
  • Radioactive Iodine Therapy.  Radioactive iodine is a type of internal radiotherapy treatment. Radioactive iodine is a targeted treatment. It is usually taken up by thyroid cells, having a little side effect on other cells. The treatment is good for, follicular thyroid cancer and papillary thyroid cancer.
  • Targeted Drug therapy - Targeted drug therapy its help to prevent medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) in your cancer cells by using, Cabozantinib (Cometriq), Sorafenib (Nexavar) and Vandetanib (Caprelsa) drugs. medullary thyroid cancer (MTC)

 

post procedure

Patients need to follow with a routine investigation like blood tests including the radioiodine scans or ultrasounds. This is usually done about 6 to 12 months later of treatment. Diet and physical activity follow a suggestion of a doctor.

success rate

Thyroid cancers are very curable. The most curable common types of thyroid cancer are papillary and follicular thyroid cancer. Thyroid Cancer Survival Rates depends upon the Type and Stage. 98 % success rate is in young age.

 Stage of Thyroid cancer

5-year survival rate

Stage 0

100%

Stage I

100%

Stage II

98%

Stage III

90%

Stage IV

51%

 

 

faqs from doctor

  • Are you board-certified oncology surgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform these types of thyroid cancer surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this procedure?
  • What type of thyroid cancer do I have?
  • What stage is my thyroid cancer?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • What are my options if I am not satisfied with the outcome of my treatment surgery?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of surgery?
  • What does my insurance cover?
  • How should I prepare for thyroid cancer surgery?
  • How long I have to stay in the hospital and outside the hospital?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the surgery?
  • What type of results can I expect?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?

 

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