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How do I care for someone with medullary thyroid cancer?

Caring for someone with medullary thyroid cancer depends on what stage they are in the illness. People newly diagnosed cases will need care after surgery, as well as support for dealing with the disease. It is important for people with cancer to eat well and keep up their strength. Participating in a support group may also be helpful. Medullary thyroid cancer is can spread to the liver, lungs, and bone, so it is important to be supportive and encourage the person to bring any concerns or changes in their health to their doctor.

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