There are many treatments available for thyroid cancer, with excellent success rates. If you have thyroid cancer, your doctor will determine a treatment plan based on your symptoms, disease characteristics and individual needs. Treatment may include the following, which are discussed.
|Treatment Options||Who it’s Recommended For|
|TSH Suppression with Thyroid Hormone Replacement||Some cases|
|Radioactive Iodine Treatment (RAI)||Some cases|
|External Beam Radiation (EBR or XRT)||Rare|
|Chemotherapy||Usually reserved for Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer (ATC) or other aggressive forms|
|Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors (TKI)||For Medullary Thyroid Cancer (MTC) and cancer that does not respond to RAI|
*Some micro-tumours (< 1cm) may be followed regularly and not require surgery.