Thyroid cancer is usually recognized by thyroid nodules or swelling of the thyroid gland (goiter). A benign thyroid nodule is called an adenoma. Diagnostic techniques used to identify thyroid cancer are ultrasound, fine needle biopsy, nuclear medicine or CT scan. Other symptoms include hoarseness, difficulty breathing or swallowing, neck pain, swollen lymph nodes, weight loss or coughing. Thyroid cancer treatment can include surgery to remove the cancerous tissue, but your doctor may recommend a radioactive iodine treatment. In more serious cases, for a thyroid cancer treatment, radiation and/or chemotherapy may be required. Note that if any or all of the thyroid is surgically removed, you will have to take replacement thyroid hormones in pill form for the remainder of your life to keep your metabolism functioning at an optimal level for your good health.
Thyroid cancer treatment in Boynton Beach is offered by Dr. Brodner. If you have lasting symptoms that are suggestive of one of these cancers, please contact our otolaryngology office in Boynton Beach right away and schedule an appointment with one of our otolaryngologists.