Oncology is a field of medicine that has evolved in leaps and bounds over a small period of time. Because cancer was a disease that took the world by storm and left everyone shaken wondering what has gone wrong. Because everywhere you turned there were crowds of people suffering from this condition. And it was not merely limited to one part of the world or a particular area of a country. It was affecting lives everywhere in a manner where people could not identify a pattern to. And they could not even begin to understand what was going wrong with the human body and what was causing these conditions. But with a lot of efforts from the experts in the field of medicine within a short span of time, doctors have gained a vast knowledge about such conditions and these days the treatments have become so advanced that certain types of cancer can even be cured, and patients don’t have to suffer a lot as a result.
There are certain types of cancer that is prevalent worldwide such as lunch cancer and breast malignancies. Then there are other conditions that have a reduced incidence such as thyroid cancer and cervical cancer. But whatever the type you have, most people are in fear of it and they only want to live a life free of it if possible. Thyroid conditions have a lot of people worried because it occurs in that part of your body that is easily visible to people and also the fact that it can make life very difficult for you by causing problems with breathing and swallowing. So if you want to know more about the management of thyroid conditions then read on. If you visit a thyroid specialist they will give you a comprehensive list of all the options that are available to you, and they would also guide you in making a decision by telling what they feel will be the best option for you.
The options available are nodulectomy, hemi thyroidectomy, and NTT with or without central nodal dissection (level 6 dissection). Immediately after the surgery the patient should be given thyroxin 2 times that of their BW in order to prevent the TSH surge that occurs after the surgery. If we do NTT with or without level 6 dissection we do Remnant Ablation of Thyroid with Radioiodine 131. If there are secondaries we give 200 millicuri (2 capsules), if there are no secondaries we give 100 millicuri (1 capsule). Ideally radioactive iodine therapy is given within 4 months after the surgery. For more information, please click here.