What is thyroid cancer?
What are the symptoms of thyroid cancer?
How is thyroid cancer diagnosed?
A cervical ultrasound to identify the characteristics of the nodule (including its size and location) and determine if it is at risk of cancer. Ultrasound also helps to observe the lymph node chains in the neck.
When is a nodule considered suspicious?
How is thyroid cancer treated?
The operation takes place under general anesthesia and is often performed by a specialized team. Innovative technologies such as FLUOBEAM® LX help make thyroid surgery safer. This imaging device exclusively dedicated to thyroid surgery allows to identify and preserve the parathyroid glands. There is a risk of involuntary damage to these very small glands located at the back of the thyroid gland during surgery. And damage to these glands or their accidental removal can lead to hypocalcemia, an abnormal drop in the level of calcium in the blood.
Thyroid cancer is therefore easy to detect. Following the discovery of a nodule, a blood test and a thyroid ultrasound will be performed, sometimes followed by cytopuncture. If the diagnosis is confirmed, an operation will have to be scheduled. The treatment of thyroid cancer is first and foremost surgical, with the removal of the thyroid gland. This allows patients to maintain a good quality of life. The cure rate is very high compared to other types of cancer.