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Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid Cancer Procedures and Treatment Options

Thyroid cancer occurs in the butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that is responsible for producing hormones that regulate many functions in your body, including your metabolism, heart rate, and body temperature.

Working closely with the renowned experts at Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Institute, the Surgeons Group of Baton Rouge provides the latest surgical treatment options for thyroid cancer. Get in touch with our team to learn more.

Who is at risk of thyroid cancer?

Anyone can get thyroid cancer, regardless of age, sex, and race. However, certain populations have a higher risk of developing it. Risk factors of thyroid cancer include:

  • Female sex. This type of cancer occurs more frequently in women than in men.
  • Genetics. Those with a family history of thyroid cancer and associated syndromes are at higher risk.
  • Radiation exposure. Radiation therapy to the head and neck area increases the risk of thyroid cancer.

What are the symptoms of thyroid cancer?

Thyroid cancer in its early stages rarely presents symptoms. As the cancer grows, you may notice the following:

  • A lump or nodule that can be felt in your neck under the skin
  • Hoarseness and vocal changes
  • Pain in your throat or neck
  • Problems swallowing
  • Swollen lymph nodes

How is thyroid cancer diagnosed?

Physicians used a variety of diagnostic tests and procedures to detect thyroid cancer, including:

How is thyroid cancer treated?

Thyroid cancer is curable with treatment. Your doctor will recommend treatment options based on your cancer type and stage. Our team offers the following therapies, among others.

Request a consultation with the Surgeons Group of Baton Rouge to learn more about your surgical treatment options.

Frequently Asked Questions About Thyroid Cancer Surgery

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