Chapter13

Thyroid Cancer

In This Chapter

  • Avoiding panic
  • Having your thyroid cells examined
  • Risks and rewards of surgery
  • Understanding your cancer’s characteristics
  • Obliterating cancer with precision radiation
  • Surviving and thriving

One of the scariest words anyone can hear is cancer. It’s a disease that, like a malicious invader, launches an assault in one area of your body and then keeps expanding its territory, killing everything in its path.

When it comes to thyroid cancer, the good news is that it’s rarely fatal. There are around 37,000 cases of thyroid cancer diagnosed in the United States each year, and around 1,600 deaths resulting from ...

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