Thyroid Cancer develops when thyroid cells divide in an abnormal way into one of the four types of thyroid cancer – Papillary, Follicular, Medullary and Anaplastic.
- 95% of thyroid cancers can be cured with early diagnosis and treatments.
- Early detection, diagnosis and treatment is important for a positive outcome.
- Thyroid cancer occurs when cells within the thyroid gland divide and grow in a disorderly manner and become malignant.
- Thyroid cancer is divided into four main types; Papillary, Follicular, Medullary and Anaplastic.
Thyroid Cancer is divided into four main types:
Thyroid cancer appears to be increasing in frequency and is almost always treated successfully (95% can be cured). The most common sign of thyroid cancer is the development of a lump in or on the thyroid gland or swelling of the gland. Other symptoms suggesting thyroid cancer include hoarseness of the voice, difficulty in swallowing and swelling of the lymph glands in the neck.
Treatment for thyroid cancer is surgical removal of the thyroid gland, (total thyroidectomy) usually followed by radioactive iodine therapy and lifelong thyroxine replacement therapy.
The ATF, with our Chief Medical Advisors, Professor Leigh Delbridge and Professor Bruce Robinson, contributed to this recent publication, with information relating to diagnosis, treatments and outcomes of thyroid cancer. It is highly recommended by The ATF.