Thyroid Cancer

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Thyroid cancer is usually recognized by thyroid nodules or swelling of the thyroid gland (goiter). A benign thyroid nodule is called an adenoma. Diagnostic techniques used to identify thyroid cancer are ultrasound, fine needle biopsy, nuclear medicine or CT scan. Other symptoms include hoarseness, difficulty breathing or swallowing, neck pain, swollen lymph nodes, weight loss or coughing. In addition to surgery to remove the cancerous tissue, your doctor may recommend a radioactive iodine treatment. In more serious cases, radiation and/or chemotherapy may be required. Note that if any or all of the thyroid is surgically removed, you will have to take replacement thyroid hormones in pill form for the remainder of your life to keep your metabolism functioning at an optimal level for your good health.

If you have lasting symptoms that are suggestive of one of these cancers, please contact our office right away and schedule an appointment with one of our otolaryngologists.


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Mission Viejo Office
26726 Crown Valley Pkwy, Suite 200
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Office Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Irvine Office
18 Endeavor Suite, 208
Irvine, CA 92618

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Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed