Ears, Nose & Throat

Thyroid Cancer

Most thyroid cancers can be cured, especially if they have not spread to distant parts of the body. If the cancer can’t be cured, the goal of treatment may be to remove or destroy as much of the cancer as possible and to keep it from growing, spreading, or returning for as long as possible. Sometimes treatment is aimed at palliating (relieving) symptoms such as pain or problems with breathing and swallowing. In choosing a treatment plan, factors to consider include the type and stage of the cancer and your general health. Often, more than one type of treatment is needed.