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What do I need know about caring for someone with papillary thyroid cancer?

Someone with papillary thyroid cancer will need to time to recover after treatment. The person will likely have his or her thyroid gland surgically removed and may need additional radiation or chemotherapy treatment after surgery. Side effects from these treatments may cause nausea or other discomfort, so be patient and sensitive to the person's needs.

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