After treatment

After treatment for thyroid cancer you will have regular check-ups.

  • What happens after treatment?

    You will have regular check ups and tests after your treatment. How often you have these will depend on your individual situation.

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Making treatment decisions

Your doctors may tell you there are different options for your treatment. Having the right information will help you make the right decision for you.

Surgery

Surgery for thyroid cancer removes part or all of the thyroid gland.

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy is the use of high-energy rays, usually x-rays and similar rays (such as electrons) to treat cancer.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy uses anti-cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. It’s rarely used to treat cancer of the thyroid, but may be used if the cancer comes back or has spread to other parts of the body in some cases.

Clinical trials

Many people are offered a trial as part of treatment. Find out more to help you decide if a trial is right for you.