• i cant have any more radiation. what other types of treatment is there for thyroid cancer

    Asked by sschnore on Friday, March 29, 2013

    i cant have any more radiation. what other types of treatment is there for thyroid cancer

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy.

      over 7 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      How long has it been that you had your first radiation? If enough time has passed, you may be able to have it again. I did, but it was 20 years in between radiation treatments. Both in the neck area.

      over 7 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Hello, I an oncology nurse and you have the option of chemotherapy if you have already had surgery. The answer also depends on the type of radiation you have had already. If you have had external or brachytherapy, you might still be a candidate for iodine radiotherapy. However if all types of radiation are off the table, then there are some chemotherapies and biotherapies that might be effective for you. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.

      over 7 years ago
    • sschnore's Avatar

      thank you to everyone that gave me some type of answers... i have all ready had 2 surgeries and three high doses of the radioactive iodine..i am proably looking at another surgery here in july. my ca keeps coming back in my lymph nodes. my thyrogublin levels keep going up and i am on 275 of synthroid. the last dose of radioactive iodie was two years ago. following that when i got my scan the iodine was actually showing up in my neck and my chest

      over 7 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      Please look into Proton therapy thisis a form of pinppoint radiation that can be used in areas that have been previously radiated. New, expensive and not available in all areas but showing tremendous success.

      over 7 years ago

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