In 2010, there were 2,081 new cases of thyroid cancer in Australia (523 new cases in men and 1,558 new cases in women), accounting for 1.8 per cent of all new cancers. In 2020, an estimated over 3,500 Australians are expected to be diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
Thyroid Cancer is more common in women.
In Australia 5-year survival rates for thyroid cancer have increased to 95%.
There are 4 main types of thyroid cancer:
Differentiated thyroid cancer - Micro and macro
Differentiated thyroid cancer
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome MEN 1 & MEN 2
Aggressive thyroid cancer
The whole thyroid gland, or part of the gland (hemi or subtotal) can be removed to treat nodules and tumours during surgery. Surgery that Dr Girardi offers to treat a range of thyroid problems includes; total thyroidectomy, hemithyroidectomy and minimally invasive approaches. Risks associated with these procedures are low with a complication rate of less than 1%.