Doctors for Thyroid Cancer in Thottakatukara Jn, Kochi
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Though it is one of the rarely occurring forms of cancer, Thyroid Cancer is diagnosed much earlier and thus can be treated quite well. The thyroid cancer starts off in the thyroid gland and initial symptoms would result in abnormalities of the gland along with swelling of the nodes, trouble in swallowing, constant throwing up, fatigue and even fever followed with loss of weight.
HOW IS THYROID CANCER DIAGNOSED?
The health care practitioner will examine the neck and ask about any other symptoms such as unexplained hoarseness. A blood test known as a thyroid function test is used to check the levels of thyroid hormones in the blood. An ultrasound scan of your neck can be used to check for a lump in your thyroid that could be caused by cancer. Biopsy, CT scan and MRI are other tests which may be recommended by the doctor.
HOW IS THYROID CANCER TREATED?
Treatment for Thyroid Cancer involves surgical procedures where a part of the gland has to be removed because it is affected by the cancer and is thus malignant. Post the surgical period, the patient would also be given radiation and chemotherapy to ensure that the cancer does not recur.
DID YOU KNOW?
Most cases of thyroid cancer can be cured with treatment.