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What should I ask my doctor after a diagnosis of medullary thyroid cancer?

After a diagnosis of medullary thyroid cancer, there are many questions you can ask your doctor. It is important for you to know what stage your cancer is in, as well as the treatment options available. As your doctor outlines your options, be sure to ask what the risks involved are, as well as the benefits. Because surgery is the preferred way to treat this type of cancer, find out your recovery time and what will be involved. Take any brochures and information your physician has about medullary thyroid cancer. It is also a good idea to make sure you can contact your doctor if your symptoms get worse.

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