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Thyroid Cancer

At Felix Hospital, we understand the challenges and concerns that come with a thyroid cancer diagnosis. Our dedicated team of specialists is committed to providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art care for patients with thyroid cancer. From diagnosis to treatment and long-term follow-up, we're here to support you every step of the way.

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Understanding Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is a disease that occurs when abnormal cells develop in the thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped organ located at the base of the neck. While thyroid cancer is relatively uncommon, its incidence has been increasing in recent years. The good news is that most thyroid cancers are highly treatable, especially when caught early.

 

Types of Thyroid Cancer

 

At Felix Hospital, we treat all types of thyroid cancer, including:

  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer: The most common type, accounting for about 80% of cases. It typically grows slowly and is highly treatable.
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer: The second most common type, making up about 10-15% of cases. It can be more aggressive than papillary cancer but is still generally treatable.
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer: A rarer form that develops in the C cells of the thyroid. It can run in families and may be associated with other endocrine disorders.
  • Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer: The rarest and most aggressive form of thyroid cancer. It requires immediate and intensive treatment.
  • Hurthle Cell Thyroid Cancer: A rare subtype of follicular thyroid cancer that may be more likely to spread to other parts of the body.

 

Symptoms and Risk Factors

Common symptoms of thyroid cancer may include:

  • A lump or swelling in the neck
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Voice changes or hoarseness
  • Neck or throat pain
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
     

Risk factors for thyroid Cancer include:

 

  • Exposure to high levels of radiation
  • Family history of thyroid cancer or thyroid disease
  • Certain genetic conditions
  • Being female (thyroid cancer is more common in women)
  • Age (it can occur at any age but is most common after age 30)

 

Our Comprehensive Approach to Thyroid Cancer Care

At Felix Hospital, we take a multidisciplinary approach to thyroid cancer treatment. Our team includes endocrinologists, surgeons, nuclear medicine specialists, radiologists, pathologists, and oncologists, all working together to provide you with the best possible care.

  • Advanced Diagnostic Services

Early and accurate diagnosis is crucial for effective thyroid cancer treatment. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic services include:

  • High-resolution ultrasound imaging
  • Fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy
  • Molecular testing of biopsy samples
  • CT and MRI scans
  • Thyroid function blood tests
  • Genetic testing for hereditary forms of thyroid cancer

 

Personalized Treatment Plans

We develop individualized treatment plans based on the type and stage of your thyroid cancer, as well as your overall health and personal preferences. Treatment options may include:

a) Surgery


The primary treatment for most thyroid cancers is surgical removal of the thyroid gland (thyroidectomy). Our experienced surgeons use advanced techniques to minimize scarring and preserve important structures in the neck.

b) Radioactive Iodine Therapy


After surgery, radioactive iodine therapy may be used to destroy any remaining thyroid tissue or cancer cells that have spread to other parts of the body.

 

c) Thyroid Hormone Therapy


Following thyroidectomy, you'll need to take thyroid hormone replacement medication. This not only replaces the hormones your body needs but can also help suppress the growth of any remaining cancer cells.

 

d) External Beam Radiation Therapy


In some cases, external beam radiation may be used to target cancer cells that have spread beyond the thyroid.

 

e) Chemotherapy


While less common in thyroid cancer treatment, chemotherapy may be used for advanced or aggressive forms of the disease.

f) Targeted Drug Therapy


For certain types of thyroid cancer, targeted therapies that attack specific mutations in cancer cells may be recommended.

Advanced Treatment Technologies

At Felix Hospital, we invest in the latest technologies to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients:

  • Minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgical techniques
  • High-precision radiation therapy systems
  • Advanced nuclear medicine facilities for radioactive iodine treatment
  • Cutting-edge molecular testing capabilities

Comprehensive Follow-Up Care

Our commitment to your health doesn't end with treatment. We provide ongoing care and monitoring, including:

  • Regular check-ups and imaging studies
  • Blood tests to monitor thyroid hormone levels and check for cancer recurrence
  • Management of any treatment-related side effects
  • Coordination with your primary care physician for long-term follow-up

 

Supportive Care Services

We understand that a cancer diagnosis affects more than just your physical health. Our supportive care services include:

  • Nutritional counseling
  • Psychological support and counseling
  • Social work services
  • Patient education programs
  • Support groups for thyroid cancer patients and survivors

 

Clinical Trials and Research

Felix Hospital is committed to advancing thyroid cancer treatment through research and clinical trials. Eligible patients may have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge clinical trials, giving them access to the latest treatments and therapies.

 

Why Choose Felix Hospital for Thyroid Cancer Care?

  1. Expertise: Our team includes some of the most experienced thyroid cancer specialists in the region.
  2. Multidisciplinary Approach: We bring together experts from various specialties to provide comprehensive care.
  3. Advanced Technology: We utilize the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies for optimal outcomes.
  4. Personalized Care: We tailor our treatment plans to each patient's unique needs and circumstances.
  5. Comprehensive Support: From diagnosis through long-term follow-up, we provide support every step of the way.
  6. Research and Innovation: Our involvement in clinical trials means we're always at the forefront of thyroid cancer treatment.
  7. Patient-Centered Focus: We prioritize clear communication, shared decision-making, and compassionate care.


Conclusion

If you've been diagnosed with thyroid cancer or are concerned about thyroid nodules, don't hesitate to reach out to Felix Hospital. Our team is here to provide expert care, support, and guidance throughout your journey.

 

Remember, thyroid cancer is often highly treatable, especially when caught early. With the right care team by your side, you can face this diagnosis with confidence. Let Felix Hospital be your partner in thyroid cancer care, providing you with the expertise, technology, and support you need to achieve the best possible outcome.