Find out about different treatments for thyroid cancer, and get help with treatment decisions you might need to make.

  • 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.

  • Targeted (biological) therapies

    Targeted (biological) therapies interfere with the way cells grow and divide.

  • 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.

  • After treatment

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

'I was encouraged by how treatable my thyroid cancer is and I was supported by my family, friends and work. But it was still hard coming to terms with the C word.' Duncan