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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 are four types:
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
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.
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