Thyroid Cancer develops when thyroid cells divide in an abnormal way into one of the four types of Thyroid Cancer – What you need to know!
If you have any change of voice, an unexplained cough, breathlessness or difficulty swallowing, then a thyroid problem could be the cause and a thyroid ultrasound is indicated.
Lumps in the thyroid more than 1.5 cm should be biopsied if they are not making thyroid hormones. Biopsy is critical to determine whether lumps are benign or malignant.
Although, if detected early the outcome and recovery is very positive. There are many reasons why thyroid cancer can develop and all Australians need to be aware, particularly if you have a thyroid disorder, family history of thyroid cancer or symptoms that need to be investigated.
Early detection is essential nothing is overlooked and the ATF are here to help with information and support patients through their journey.
Being aware is important, your thyroid health is essential to your wellbeing, so speak to your doctor, if you have any symptoms or concerns.
Treatment for Thyroid Cancer is surgical removal of the Thyroid Gland, (total thyroidectomy) usually followed by Radioactive Iodine Therapy and lifelong Thyroid Replacement Hormone Therapy (Levothyroxine). Please read our Treatment and Medications page for more information
Treatment for thyroid cancer is surgical removal of the thyroid gland, (total thyroidectomy) usually followed by radioactive iodine therapy and lifelong thyroxine replacement therapy (Levothyroxine). Please read Treatments and Medications for more information.
If you have any of these symptoms, please consult your doctor. Initially, your doctor will usually order a Thyroid Ultrasound which shows the size, shape and texture of the gland and determined if a thyroid nodule is a concern.
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The mission of The Australian Thyroid Foundation Ltd (ATF) is to offer support, information and education to members and their families through the many services provided by The ATF and raise awareness about health consequences of iodine deficiency and the benefits of good thyroid health.