Treating

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

  • Decisions about treatment

    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 explained

    Chemotherapy uses drugs to treat cancer. Understand how chemotherapy works and how you can prepare.

  • 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 and tests. Some people choose to make lifestyle changes after their treatment.

I was encouraged by how treatable thyroid cancer is and I was well supported by family, friends, and work. But it was still hard coming to terms with “the C-word”.

Duncan