With early diagnosis and prompt care, most thyroid cancers can be treated successfully. Trust the Cone Health Cancer Center in Greensboro, Burlington and the surrounding areas for expert, multidisciplinary care that helps you achieve the best possible outcome and maintain a high quality of life.
Multidisciplinary Thyroid Cancer Care
Receive coordinated care from a multidisciplinary team that includes cancer specialists as well as experienced endocrinologists and head and neck surgeons. Your team meets regularly to review your health and develop a well-rounded, customized care plan. Count on your nurse navigator for help understanding your options, coordinating medical appointments, and accessing resources.
Thyroid Cancer Treatments
Depending your condition, preferences and goals, your thyroid cancer care plan may include:
- Radioactive iodine (I-131) therapy – Deploys small doses of a radiation-emitting iodine isotope to destroy thyroid tissue, including thyroid cancer cells; administered as a pill or liquid
- Thyroid surgery – Physically removes all or part of the thyroid gland; usually the main treatment for thyroid cancer
- Targeted therapy – Uses medication that identifies and attacks cancer cells; usually administered in pill form
If thyroid cancer spreads to other parts of your body, your care plan may also incorporate chemotherapy and/or external beam radiation treatments. Learn more about cancer treatments at Cone Health Cancer Center.
Take advantage of palliative care to help ease symptoms, including pain and difficulty swallowing, at any stage of treatment
Thyroid Cancer Rehabilitation
Partner with our dedicated speech-language pathologist (SLP) to address issues related to your ability to speak and swallow. Meet with your SLP before and after surgery to learn how treatment may affect your voice and how therapy can help you achieve the best outcome.
Learn more about cancer rehabilitation at Cone Health.
After surgery to remove your thyroid, you’ll probably need thyroid hormone replacement pills to help your body to regulate temperature, metabolism and more. This hormone therapy can also help prevent any remaining thyroid cancer cells from growing.
See your doctor regularly for follow-up care that monitors your health and helps you live well after cancer. Learn more about survivorship and follow-up care at Cone Health Cancer Center.