The thyroid controls metabolism and has a major influence on every bodily function.
The thyroid is a
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
In 2020, an estimated over 3,500 Australians are expected to be diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
Thyroid Cancer is more common in women.
Relative survival rates for thyroid cancer have increased in recent years in Australia; five-year relative survival increased from around 80
Thyroid nodules are growths within the thyroid caused by abnormal thyroid tissue. These nodules are generally benign however a small percentage will be cancer. Blood tests, fine needle
Thyroid nodules requiring surgery include;
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
The whole thyroid gland, or part of the gland (hemi or subtotal) can be removed to treat nodules and tumours during surgery. Our clinic offers surgery 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%.
What to Expect after Surgery