- Q Is anaplastic thyroid cancer serious?
Anaplastic thyroid cancer is a serious disease that is difficult to treat. The most uncommon form of thyroid cancer, it spreads rapidly and can invade other parts of the body. Despite aggressive surgery and drug treatment plans, most people diagnosed... Full Answer
- Q Are there alternative treatments for follicular thyroid cancer?
If you have thyroid cancer, you will need to follow your doctor's recommendations for treatment. Treatment will likely include surgery, and you may need radiation or chemotherapy afterwards. There are no known, reliable alternative treatments for thyroid... Full Answer
- Q How is follicular thyroid carcinoma treated?
The right treatment for thyroid cancer will depend on how far your cancer has spread. Most likely you will need to have a thyroidectomy to surgically remove your thyroid gland. After surgery, you may need radiation treatment to kill any remaining... Full Answer
- Q How do medications treat follicular thyroid cancer?
Your doctor may recommend that you inject radioactive iodine to treat any thyroid cancer cells in your body that could not be removed during surgery. You will swallow radioactive iodine either as a pill or as a liquid. If your doctor is concerned that... Full Answer
- Q Is there a cure for follicular thyroid cancer?
Several treatment options can cure thyroid cancer. You will likely need to have your thyroid surgically removed, and may need additional treatment afterwards. Radiation and chemotherapy can kill cancer cells that cannot be removed surgically. However,... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of follicular thyroid cancer?
It may take a while of the symptoms of thyroid cancer to become apparent. You may feel a lump in your neck. You may also have trouble breathing or swallowing if thyroid cancer is pressing against your trachea or esophagus, or have trouble speaking if... Full Answer