Treatments for thyroid cancer
If you have thyroid cancer, your healthcare team will create a treatment plan just for you. It will be based on your health and specific information about the cancer. When deciding which treatments to offer for thyroid cancer, your healthcare team will consider:
- the type of thyroid cancer
- the stage
- the risk group
- your age
- your personal preferences
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