Thyroid Cancer Information For Patients and their Families
Thyroid cancer is a cancerous tumour or growth in the thyroid gland. Most thyroid cancers can be treated successfully – the overall 5-year survival rate is 96%. Even when therapy is successful, your physician may want you to be tested for recurrence routinely for the rest of your life. As many as 35% of thyroid cancers may recur, and one third of all recurrences don’t happen until more than 10 years after initial treatment.
Thyroid cancer and the lifelong management it may require can seem confusing – even overwhelming. This patient area of the web site provides insights for thyroid cancer patients, whether you’ve just been diagnosed or have had the disease for some time.
For newly diagnosed patients:
For patients in a follow-up routine:
For ALL patients: