Thyroid cancer often does not cause any noticeable symptoms in its early stages. However, as cancer grows, it may cause the following symptoms:
- A lump or swelling in the neck
- Hoarseness or change in voice
- Difficulty swallowing or breathing
- Persistent pain in the neck or throat
- Swelling in the lymph nodes in the neck
It is important to note that these symptoms can also be caused by other conditions and do not necessarily indicate thyroid cancer if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.
Risk factors for thyroid cancer
Several factors may increase your risk of developing thyroid cancer. These include:
- Age: Thyroid cancer is more common in people over 50.
- Gender: Women are more likely to develop thyroid cancer than men.
- Family history: If you have a family history of thyroid cancer or other thyroid conditions, you may be at increased risk.
- Previous radiation exposure: People who have received radiation treatment to the head or neck area may be at increased risk of developing thyroid cancer.
- Certain inherited genetic syndromes: Certain inherited genetic syndromes, such as familial medullary thyroid cancer, may increase the risk of thyroid cancer.
It is important to speak with a thyroid centre about any potential risk factors you may have for thyroid cancer and to undergo regular screenings as recommended. Early detection and treatment can improve the chances of a successful outcome.
Our thyroid cancer oncologist at our thyroid centre is dedicated to providing personalized and compassionate thyroid care to all of our patients. With years of experience and a deep understanding of thyroid cancer, our oncologist can offer valuable insights and advice to help guide patients through their treatment journey.
Some of the things our thyroid cancer treatment oncologist can help with include:
- Providing a detailed explanation of the patient’s diagnosis and treatment options, including the potential risks and benefits of each option
- Answering any questions or concerns the patient may have about their treatment
- Offering support and guidance throughout the treatment process
- Coordinating care with other healthcare professionals, such as surgeons and radiation oncologists, to ensure the patient receives the most comprehensive care possible
- Providing education and resources on how to manage side effects and maintain a healthy lifestyle during treatment
- Working with the patient to develop a long-term care plan to help prevent the recurrence of the cancer
Our thyroid cancer treatment oncologist is committed to providing all our patients with the highest level of thyroid care. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our oncologist to discuss your treatment options and get the support you need.
Surgery is done to remove the cancerous part of the thyroid. It can be done as lobectomy, thyroidectomy, or near-total thyroidectomy. In lobectomy, only a lobe of the thyroid gland is removed. Removing both thyroid lobes is called a thyroidectomy, and removing all but a tiny part of the thyroid gland is called near-total thyroidectomy. Adjacent lymph nodes are also removed during the surgery.
Chemotherapy is not commonly used in thyroid cancers but in certain conditions where other treatment options do not respond. It is usually given in advanced cases of thyroid cancer. Chemotherapy can be given intravenously (through a vein) or orally (in pill form). The specific chemotherapy drugs and treatment schedule will depend on the type and stage of thyroid cancer, as well as the patient’s overall health.
Radiotherapy therapy is given after surgery to remove any thyroid tissue left after thyroidectomy. It is given after a few weeks of surgery to reduce the risk of recurrence. Radioactive iodine is given into the bloodstream, which then goes into the thyroid and destroys the cancer cells. External beam radiotherapy is used in certain thyroid cancers. It eliminates the cancer cells after surgery and prevents recurrence.
Thyroid hormone therapy
Hormone therapy helps to treat thyroid cancer or to replace thyroid hormones after surgery. It includes T3 and T4 hormones, which inhibit TSH hormone secretion. Decreased TSH levels restrict the growth of cancer. Replaced thyroid hormones prevent the development of symptoms of thyroid cancer.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
01/ How does thyroid cancer affect the body?
Thyroid cancer can affect the body in several ways. Symptoms associated with thyroid tumors and treatments can affect the body, for instance. Symptoms will also increase if cancer metastasizes to other areas of the body.
02/ Can Thyroid Cancer Recur after Surgery and Treatment?
It is possible for thyroid cancer to return in some cases, and your surgeon and endocrinologist will check for recurrent disease by monitoring your blood tests and ultrasound scans.
03/ How is thyroid cancer diagnosed?
An evaluation of a thyroid nodule biopsy or removal of the nodule during surgery can indicate thyroid cancer. The incidence of thyroid cancer is very low, less than 1 in 10 thyroid nodules containing the disease. Thyroid cancer cannot be diagnosed with blood tests.
04/ Who usually gets thyroid cancer?
Women get thyroid cancer more often than men do. Thyroid cancer is usually found younger than most other adult cancers. Nearly 2 out of 3 thyroid cancers are found in people younger than 55. Very few thyroid cancers occur in children and teens.
05/ What are the types of thyroid cancer?
Papillary thyroid cancer is the most common type (70% to 80% of thyroid cancers). Follicular thyroid cancer (10% to 15% of thyroid cancers) tends to occur in somewhat older patients than papillary cancer. Medullary thyroid cancer (5% to 10% of thyroid cancers) is more likely to run in families and may be diagnosed by genetic testing. Anaplastic thyroid cancer (less than 2% of thyroid cancers) is the least common but most aggressive type.