About 54,000 new cases of thyroid cancer are diagnosed in the United States every year. About 75 % of the patients are women. The death rate for thyroid cancer is very low compared to other cancer types. Thanks to the thyroid ultrasound, more and more cases of this type of cancer are discovered early enough to proceed with the successful treatment.
Conventional thyroid cancer treatments may include surgery, radioactive iodine therapy, thyroid hormone therapy, external beam radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and more.