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Treatment of Thyroid Cancer

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Best hospitals and doctors for thyroid cancer treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

Cost for treatment

Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
 from  1272
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
 from  3771
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
 from  2565

Martha-Maria Hospital Munich

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

The Martha-Maria Hospital in Munich is one of the institutions of the Martha-Maria diaconal enterprise and an Academic Teaching Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University. This Hospital is one of the leading clinics in Bavaria, with state-of-the-art medical equipment and modern operating rooms.
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
2244
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
6704
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with metastases to lymph nodes with lymphadenectomy
9683

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
2285
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
7179
Chemotherapy for thyroid cancer (1 course)
4431

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10
location_onIsrael, Tel Aviv

Department of General Surgery

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research institutions in Israel. Founded in 1961, it still enjoys popularity among the local population and draws thousands of international patients.  Today the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is a huge multid
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
2338
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
6856
Chemotherapy for thyroid cancer (1 course)
4525

Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10
location_onIsrael, Haifa

Department of General Surgery

Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest and the most advanced hospital in Northern Israel. Founded in 1938, the medical center has a long history and a rich experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical specialties. Ramdam serves over 2 million residents of the country, as well as the Israel Defense Forc
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
2432
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
8590 help7090
Chemotherapy for thyroid cancer (1 course)
5247 help4407

Medipol Mega University Hospital Istanbul

8/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of General Surgery

Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul is the largest, leading hospital in Turkey with a broad range of medical services. Thanks to the highly qualified medical staff, the state-of-the-art medical technology and a special well-being ambience, the Hospital enjoys an excellent reputation in both national and international ar
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
1272
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
4571 help3771
Chemotherapy for thyroid cancer (1 course)
2793 help2333

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

The University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden provides top-class medical care. As the Hospital of maximum care, it covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine. The University Hospital includes departments and polyclinics, interdisiciplinary centers and institutes, which maintain tight cooperation with clinical and theoreti
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
3011
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
9155
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
5711

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery

With its 34 clinics, 25 institutes and five multidisciplinary units covers the University Hospital Aachen not only the entire spectrum of medicine, but also it offers a patient- oriented medical care and nursing, medical education and research of international level. The University Hospital RWTH Aachen is included in t
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
2556
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
7524
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
4637

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

The University Hospital of Giessen and Marburg (UKGM) offers medical care, modern diagnosis and comprehensive treatment at the advanced international level. As a maximum care hospital, the UKGM covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology up to trauma surgery and dentistry. The hospital is mainly focu
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
2072
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
5793
Chemotherapy for thyroid cancer (1 course)
3727

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of General, Visceral, Vascular and Endocrine Surgery

The University Hospital of Halle (Saale), abbreviated as UHH, combines modern medical institutions in a university rich in traditions. As the largest provider of health care services in the southern part of Saxony-Anhalt, the University Hospital has a wide range of specialized departments and institutions and ensures top-class m
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
2207
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
6382
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
4055

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of General, Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery

The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) consists of more than 80 interdisciplinary cooperating departments, polyclinics and institutes within 14 medical centers. The Medical Center has over 1,346 beds. The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf annually treats about 92,000 inpatients and 291,000 outpatien
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
2980
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
9118
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
5579

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery

The University Hospital Würzburg has been an institution of public law since 2006. It supports the Faculty of Medicine in its research and teaching. As the center of maximum medical care, the University Hospital provides its services to the region with 1,5 million people. The patients from far more distant regions and from
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
2124
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
6668
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
4034

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery

The University Hospital Tubingen - abbreviation UHT - is a modern center of high-quality university medicine, research and teaching. As a clinic of maximum care, UHT is also known far beyond the region. For the city and the district of Tubingen the University Hospital Tubingen functions as a district hospital. 17 departments of
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
2166
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
6321
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
4651

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Surgery

Founded in 1834, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine, thanks to which it belongs to Germany's leading hospitals. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdisciplinary centers, in which patients are provided with f
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
2608
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
7757
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
4684

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis. Highly profession
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
2252
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
6611
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
3991

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of General, Abdominal and Pediatric Surgery

The University Hospital Dusseldorf  is a maximum-care hospital, and as such, we at Dusseldorf University, or UKD, are a byword for international top-quality service in all areas of medical care. One particular strongpoint is the integration of clinical service and research – a necessity when it comes to patient care w
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
2440
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
7416
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
4665

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year. The main objective of 32 specia
Diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer
2216
Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with thyroidectomy
6616
Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine therapy
4051

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.



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