Thyroid Cancer is rare, but numbers are rising. Currently, this stands at approximately 2,700 new cases in the UK each year.
More prevalent in women than men (at a ratio of 2 to 1), Thyroid Cancer is the most common endocrine malignancy.
Prognosis for patients with differentiated Thyroid Cancer [papillary and follicular)is excellent, with an 90% cure rate.
The treatment for differentiated thyroid cancer is made of of a number of elements, not all patients will require all of these elements.
Each patient has an individual case which will be discussed by a thyroid cancer expert team and the best course of treament will be decided upon.
Not all patients will require RAI treatment.