Thyroid Unit

Dubai Thyroid Clinic 

We are proud to offer a comprehensive A-Z service for thyroid diseases diagnosis and treatment by high level experts in thyroid diseases and cancer treatment and surgery. 

Thyroid Cancer

 A Thyroid Cancer (malignant) tumor is a growth of tissue made up from cancer cells to make thyroid mass or diffused to  next organs  around the thyroid gland especially to neck lymph nodes which continue to multiply.

Types of thyroid cancer:

There is four types:

  • Papillary cancer is better one and most common and we can diagnosis by simple investigations
  • Follicular. Less common need more investigations to diagnosis and in treatment like papillary .
  • Medullary this is rare and almost companies with family history and multiple endocrine tumors.
  • Anaplastic also not common and we see in elderly people quickly spread and difficult to treat .

 

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What are the signs and symptoms of thyroid cancer?

Usually no complain or more signs and symptoms   but if patient see  one of :

1-Any swelling in  the neck or in thyroid gland.

2-difficult in swallowing or breathing 

3- change in voice tone 

How can diagnose thyroid cancer and what is the investigation assessed?
  • Examination by experience surgeon
  • Neck ultrasound : to show there is nodules or cysts in the gland
  • Fine needle aspiration (FNA) : simple procedure we can do in our clinic and we get some thyroid celles( no need anesthesia ).
  • thyroid radioisotope scan
  • Sometimes we need MRI and CT and blood investigatins to exclude spread thyroid cancer  
What are the treatment options?

 1-Surgery

2-radioactive iodine

3-radiotherapy.

4-Chemotherapy.   

Surgery :

Is most common way to treatment thyroid cancer we do total thyroidectomy(remove all gland )

Or subtotal thyroidectomy(remove part of gland)

And the results are very good with early stage and papillar type. 

Follow-up:

All patient need follow –up after treatment especially after surgery

Should be doing:

 Blood investigations as thyroglobulin and thyroid hormone if  we remove part of gland.

You may also have radioactive iodine scans, to ensure there are no thyroid cancer cells spread away.

Repeat CT for chest and neck every year

 

At dr rami hamed center in Dubai we offer best experience doctors to diagnose and treatment all thyroid disorders.

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