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How We Can Safely Treat Thyroid Cancer?

by Peter Anderson Get Update with Mine Blog
A team for treating a patient suffering from thyroid cancer includes medical oncologists, endocrinologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, and support staff. According to Dr. Valeria Simone MD, a renowned cancer specialist in Texas advice fighting cancer using a team-based approach where he gives more emphasis on a personalized treatment plan to thyroid cancer patients at Southlake General Surgery.

The medical team needs to provide advanced surgical, medical, and radiation treatments to the patient resulting in great outcomes for thyroid cancer treatment at Texas.

Thyroid Surgery

People looking must know about Thyroid cancer surgery at Texas, as surgery is the primary form of treatment for early-stage cancer. Typical Surgical process for Thyroid cancer may include:

1. Thyroidectomy: Thyroidectomy is the surgical procedure to remove the whole thyroid gland.

2. Thyroid lobectomy: In this procedure, one lobe of the thyroid and isthmus is removed.

Lymph node excision or lymphadenectomy: It is used when it is required to remove the nearby lymph nodes. Also, thyroid cancer surgery cost in Texas depends on the above-mentioned surgical process.

Medical oncology
Medical therapies that are used in the treatment of thyroid cancer are complex and different from therapies provided for usual thyroid disease treatment in Texas.

Targeted therapies and chemotherapy: Chemotherapy is given to the patient to treat cancer, enhance radiation response and ease symptoms. Other than that, the targeted therapies include; the infusion of drugs and substances that will block the growth of cancer in a person’s body by interfering with specific molecules. 

Thyroid hormone therapy: The therapy is used to replace thyroid hormone in your body that your body is unable to produce.  

Radiation therapy
Radiation therapy is used with other therapies to enhance the treatment.

External beam radiation: It is Intensity-modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) where the beams are delivered to the affected area minimizing the radiation exposure to other healthy tissue to avoid any damage.

Radioactive iodine (I-131): Radioactive Iodine dosage is given to patient where it is absorbed the thyroid gland the radiation from iodine destroys the cancer cell, often it is combined with external beam radiation to destroy cancer effectively.

Treatment options by stage
Stage I and Stage II Papillary and Follicular Thyroid Cancer

  • Total or near-total thyroidectomy or lobectomy
  • Surgical removal of affected lymph nodes
  • Radioactive iodine therapy Thyroid hormone therapy

Stage III Papillary and Follicular Thyroid Cancer

  • Total thyroidectomy
  • Surgical removal of affected lymph nodes
  • Radioactive iodine therapy or external radiation therapy may be given after surgery
  • Thyroid hormone therapy

Stage IV Papillary and Follicular Thyroid Cancer

  • Radioactive iodine therapy
  • External-beam radiation therapy
  • Surgical removal of affected lymph nodes and metastases
  • Thyroid hormone therapy
  • Clinical trial


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