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“The therapeutic strategy depends largely on the risk of persistence or recurrence of the disease.”

Dr Giuseppe Costante,
Endocrinologist and Head of Thyroid Cancer at the EURACAN Project.

How we treat thyroid cancers

The Institut Jules Bordet treats all types of thyroid cancer. The great majority can be cured but require correct assessment of the risk of recurrence and follow-up care for life.

To determine if a thyroid nodule (“lump”) is cancerous, first an ultrasound is done to assess the size and structure of the nodule(s) and a blood sample is taken to measure the thyroid hormones.

A thyroid scintigraphy may be carried out in some cases. But it is the biopsy, ie the removal of a fragment of the nodule and laboratory analysis of this sample that will determine a cancer diagnosis.