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Radiation and Chemo

Radiation and Chemo


Treatments – Radiation and Chemo


Radiation is not commonly used for thyroid cancer, but it may be required in special circumstances. Your doctor will determine if this is needed based on your specific situation. Radiation is administered by a radiation oncologist, usually in a specialized centre. 



Although rarely used, some forms of thyroid cancer may be treated with chemotherapy. This is a new area of research for thyroid cancer, with exciting new findings showing promise for future treatment of this disease.