Thyroid Cancer is a disease that you get when unusual cells start to develop in thyroid organ. It forms like a butterfly and is situated in the front of your neck. It makes hormones that controls & becomes active with the body work regularly.
Symptoms are swelling neck, breathing difficulty, steady wheezing & hacking voice. Treatment includes Surgery to remove the part of the thyroid gland, radioactive iodine to destroy any remaining thyroid tissue. TSH suppression therapy prevents any remaining cancer cells.
Ongoing Research is being done at Thyroid Cancer Centers. There are currently over 100,000 cancer survivors in Ireland. Although the number of male and female survivors is about the same, about 25%. The largest increase was for cancers which had a previously low rate of chemotherapy. The percentage having surgery has increased by 2%, and radiotherapy by 4%.