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Treatment of Thyroid Cancer

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Cost for treatment

Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
 from  1708
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
 from  5480
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
 from  3973

Martha-Maria Hospital Munich

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

The Martha-Maria Hospital Munich is one of the medical facilities of the Martha-Maria Diaconal Enterprise, as well as the academic hospital of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Thanks to state-of-the-art technical equipment, modern operating rooms and highly qualified medical personnel, the medical facility has the sta
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
3549
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
9830
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with metastases to lymph nodes with lymphadenectomy
14582

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
3755
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
10148
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
8423

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
4390
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
12320
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
9830

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
3549
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
9536
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
7895

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Adult and Pediatric General, Abdominal, Transplant Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
3964
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
10625
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
8746

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
3417
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
9128
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
8301

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Endocrine Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
3537
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
9812
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
7937

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of General, Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
4381
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
12519
Chemotherapy for thyroid cancer (1 course)
6958

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of General, Abdominal, Transplant, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
3560
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
9774
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
7990

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of General, Abdominal, Adult and Pediatric Transplant Surgery

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
3755
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
10084
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
8385

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Surgery

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
3980
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
10830
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
8587

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
3509
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
9597
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
7987

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of General, Abdominal and Pediatric Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
4013
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
10883
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
8728

University Hospital Giessen UKGM

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Giessen

Department of General, Abdominal, Thoracic and Transplant Surgery

The University Hospital Giessen UKGM positions itself as an ultramodern medical facility with outstanding quality of medical care. The hospital presents almost all areas of medicine, ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The priorities of the hospital’s activities include surgery, neurosurgery, oncology
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
3406
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
9151
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
7643

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of General, Abdominal, Endocrine, Colorectal and Bariatric Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
3698
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
10251
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
8571

HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Wuppertal

Department of Endocrine Surgery

The HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal is a well-known maximum care hospital and an advanced rehabilitation center in Germany. The hospital belongs to the Witten-Herdecke University and, with its 1000 beds, is the largest one in the Bergisches Land region. Within the 26 departments of the hospital, the whole spectrum of medica
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
3519
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
9600
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
7953
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Thyroid cancer develops against the background of thyroiditis, goited, radiation exposure, etc.

Stage 4 thyroid cancer is cancer that spreads to lymph nodes and distant organs.

Thyroid cancer treatment includes surgery, radioiodine therapy, radiation therapy, targeted and chemotherapy.

Cost of treatment with thyroidectomy starts at €5,480. Price for radioiodine therapy starts at €3,985. Cost of chemotherapy starts at €2,104.

Best hospitals in Europe are:

  • University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich
  • Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch
  • University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • University Hospital Frankfurt am Main
  • Clinic of Advanced Biological Medicine Frankfurt am Main

 

About the disease

Until recentlythyroid cancer had not been researched enough. However, thanks to impressive advancements in this field, doctors are now able to treat this type of cancer effectively. Thyroid cancer develops in the thyroid, also known as the epithelium. This disease is also known as papillary carcinoma. Techniques for treatment of thyroid cancer have been invented and implemented into use over the last 50 years.

Thyroid cancer is considered to be a rare disease. Its incident rate is about 1.6% of all malignant tumors. Thyroid cancer is more common in women aged 45-65 years (4 times more often than men). Sometimes thyroid cancer is caused by a radioactive environment, when people get exposed to radioactive iodine. Even if there is no radiation exposurerisk of thyroid cancer can significantly increase with age.

Although this is a rare disease, doctors have reported that the rate of mortality has diminished dramatically over recent years. But in order to recoverit is necessary to undergo a specialized course of treatment and to be diagnosed in time. Today, approximately 80% of malignant tumors are detected at the stage of microinvasive carcinoma, the size of which is less than 0.9 mm without lymph node involvement. This is good news. According to medical journal HealthDay, there is steady progress in curing cancer. For instance, there is a drop in the number of deaths by 1.2% each year. Although this seems to be a relatively small number, it represents thousands of people who have fully recovered from cancer.

A number of high risk factors contribute to the growth of thyroid cancer:

  • Presence of chronic inflammation of the thyroid gland
  • Lasting inflammation or neoplastic process of the breasts
  • Genetic predisposition to tumors of the endocrine glands
  • General or local ionizing radiation - this cause of thyroid cancer can develop if a person lives in a harmful environment
  • Thyroid adenoma
  • A number of inherited genetic conditions
  • Conditions associated with a change in hormonal balance during papillary carcinoma
  • Physical changes specific to the female body (menopause, pregnancy, lactation)
  • Most often, the combination of several factors plays a vital role in the growth of papillary carcinoma
  • Deficiency of an iodine element
  • Retirement age
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Chronic diseases of the thyroid glands

However, it is believed that the swelling of the thyroid glands is a hereditary disease, as cancer cells are incorporated in the body at the genetic level and they progress further under the negative influence of predisposing factors mentioned above.

Symptoms

It is not easy to detect signs of thyroid cancer at an early stage because cancers do not manifest themselves for a long period of time. Soon, however, the patients begin to notice negative changes in their own state of health. Symptoms can include:

  • A sensation of a foreign body in the throat
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Sweating
  • Compression in the throat
  • Nausea
  • Enlarged cervical lymph glands

Along with the growth of the tumor, thyroid cancer symptoms include shortness of breath, choking, loss of appetite and weight loss.

For children, thyroid cancer growth is relatively slow. Older patients have more severe common symptoms, and the progression of the disease is very rapid. Rare signs of thyroid cancer are anemia and high levels of some hormones.

Diagnosis

  • During a Palpation examination, the doctor can find single or multiple swollen lymph nodes.
  • A Radioactive iodine scan can diagnose metastatic thyroid cancer and determine if cancer was caused by exposure to radioactive substances.
  • Ultrasound reveals the size and the number of special nodes in the gland. However, benign thyroid cancer is difficult to distinguish during the ultrasound, so the diagnosis requires the use of additional breast imaging techniques.
  • With the help of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, doctors can diagnose even benign nodules.
  • Computed tomography of the thyroid also presents an opportunity to clarify the stage of disease.
  • Needle biopsy of the thyroid gland, with subsequent histological examination of the biopsy, is the basic verification method.

Overall, diagnosis is made by ultrasound, MRI and scintigraphy of the thyroid gland. However, the main criterion is the detection of cancer cells in the material obtained during the needle biopsy.

Treatment

Today, endocrinological science has a number of effective methods at its disposal to deal with thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer treatment may involve thyroid cancer surgery, radioactive therapy with iodines or hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and irradiation. Using a combination of two or more methods, the doctor can achieve high cure rates for thyroid gland cancer.

  • The most radical method is a surgical thyroid gland removal. This method is called thyroidectomy. Extended thyroidectomy includes the removal of the muscle along the side of the neck. After surgery, if there are new signs of thyroid cancer, it is absolutely necessary to conduct regular re-examinations to avoid any further recurrence and tumor metastasis, including a chest X-ray, ultrasound thyroid scintigraphy and examinations of thyroglobulin in the blood and others. After the partial or total procedure of thyroidectomy, the patient requires an intake of thyroid hormones (thyroxine) to maintain the high concentration of TSH hormone and reduce thyroid cancer recurrence.
  • Lymphadenectomy is required if a patient has metastases in the lymphs that need to be eliminated.
  • Radioiodine therapy as thyroid cancer treatment is most effective when metastases of thyroid cancer are located only in the lungs and this treatment can lead to their extinction. The recurrence rate of the tumor depends on the level of thyroglobulin in the blood, for example, during the presence of papillary carcinoma.
  • For cases of progressive metastatic thyroid cancer, doctors treat the patient using an external beam. Radiation and chemotherapy are also used for the palliative treatment of incurable cancer.
  • Treatment of thyroid cancer following surgery often involves radioactive iodine isotope 131. This isotope improves survival rates and minimizes the likelihood of relapse.

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova, Dr. Sergey Pashchenko




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