Cancer can be a very traumatic experience for any individual, and thyroid cancer is no different. Post diagnosis, any person would want to search for the best thyroid cancer doctor in Mumbai, here is some information to help you understand the problem.
Thyroid cancers are one of the common cancers prevalent in the country. Usually the presentation is in the form of swelling of the thyroid gland located in the front of the neck. These thyroid swellings are usually benign but should not be ignored as 25 -30% of cases may be malignant. Treatment is by surgery in most cases. Additional therapies like TSH suppression, Radio-iodine therapy or Radiation therapy may be needed in some cases.
There are 3 main subtypes of thyroid cancer. Most common is the papillary subtype, the others being Medullary and Follicular subtype. Treatment in all cases is surgery where the full thyroid gland is removed (total thyroidectomy) with or without an accompanying neck dissection. Early cases of thyroid cancer, removal of only the diseased segment of the thyroid (hemi-thyroidectomy) may be enough.
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