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Thankfully, most thyroid cancers are treatable. However, when thyroid cancer comes back after treatment or spreads to other areas of the body, the disease is harder to treat.
Once cancer is diagnosed, imaging tests are usually performed to see if the cancer has spread. Medical imaging specialists (radiologists) usually perform these tests, but that shouldn’t always be the case, according to a new review.
Thyroid cancer is on the rise in the US. Scientists can’t say exactly why this is happening. One theory is that improvements in imaging technologies are picking up more thyroid cancers during tests for other conditions.
There hasn’t been much progress in the treatment of advanced thyroid cancer over the last 40 years. And there are really no treatment options for thyroid cancer involving the mutated gene called BRAF. Two new weapons offer good news on both fronts.
Most thyroid cancers are treatable, even curable. However, as with most cancers, once spreading (metastasis) begins, tumors are more difficult to treat. A medication is being evaluated to strengthen the arsenal against advanced thyroid cancer.