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Surgery for thyroid cancer removes all or part of the thyroid gland. You may have some lymph nodes removed from your neck.
Your surgery will be carefully planned and you may need a few tests at a pre-assessment clinic.
Surgery may cause tiredness, changes to your neck, and changes to the hormone and calcium levels in your blood.
If you have part, or all, of your thyroid gland removed you may need to take thyroid hormone replacement tablets.
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