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Treatments for thyroid cancer can include:
- active surveillance
- thyroid hormone replacement therapy
- radiation therapy, including radioactive iodine treatment
- targeted therapy
- palliative care.
Most people with cancer have one or more of these treatments.
Not all treatments are suitable for every person with thyroid cancer. Some treatments can only be used for certain types of thyroid cancer, e.g. radioactive iodine can only be used to treat papillary and follicular thyroid cancers.
Choose the option that best suits your situation
Hormonal therapy uses drugs to treat cancers that are sensitive to hormones.
Radiation therapy is a way of treating cancers using X-rays or other types of radiation.