Thyroid Cancer Treatment
Thyroid cancer treatment is usually initially treated by surgically removing either the thyroid cancer tissue or the whole thyroid gland, a procedure known as a “Thyroidectomy”. If thyroid cancer has spread beyond the thyroid, any other affected tissue, such as the lymph glands in the neck, will also be removed.Your thyroid cancer treatment options depend on the type and stage of your thyroid cancer treatment, your overall health, and your preferences.Most cases of thyroid cancer treatment can be suppressed or halted completely in these ways:
- Radioactive Iodine Treatment
- Anti-thyroid Medication
Radioactive Iodine Treatment:Radioactive iodine treatment is often used to destroy any remaining healthy thyroid tissue, as well as microscopic areas of thyroid cancer that weren’t removed during surgery.Radioactive iodine treatment used to treat thyroid cancer.This treatment comes as a capsule or liquid that you swallow. If your doctor decides that radioactive iodide treatment is best for thyroid cancer treatment, you will be asked to swallow a tablet or liquid containing radioactive iodine in amounts large enough to damage the cells of your thyroid gland and limit or destroy their ability to produce hormones.Radioactive iodine treatment uses large doses of a form of iodine that’s radioactive.