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Thyroid Cancer Treatment in Asia

Hospitals and medical centers in Asia which treat Thyroid Cancer patients.

Gleneagles Global Hospitals

The Department of Medical Oncology at Gleneagles Global Hospitals is known for its superior patient care and clinical outcomes. Medical oncologists work together with the surgeons and radiotherapists in deciding the treatment and delivering it.


Thyroid Cancer is treated at Global Hospitals Chennai

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Rambam Medical Center

The Oncology Institute at Rambam Health Care Campus is a multi-disciplinary center for cancer treatment. It is certified by the European Society for Clinical Oncology (ESMO) as an integrated center for cancer treatment and support services, and is the only institute of its kind in Northern Israel.


Thyroid Cancer is treated at Rambam Medical Center

11 listed oncologists:

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Dr. David Kakiashvili

Urologic Oncologist

Mahkota Medical Centre

The medical team at Mahkota Cancer Centre is made up of a team of three Radiotherapy and Oncology Consultants, backed by a team of multi-disciplinary consultants and surgeons. These doctors are supported by staff who are highly skilled in their respective fields.


Thyroid Cancer is treated at Mahkota Medical Centre

4 listed oncologists:

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Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.


Thyroid Cancer is treated at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

9 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Napaporn Ketvatanawes

Gynecological - Oncology

Bumrungrad Hospital

Bumrungrad International is an internationally accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.


Thyroid Cancer is treated at Bumrungrad Hospital

26 listed oncologists:

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Assoc. Prof. Wichean Mongkonsritragoon

Oncology (Cancer)

Dr. Thongbliew Prempree

Radiation Therapy

Sunway Medical Centre

The team of dedicated Oncology professionals ensures not only the latest innovations in cancer treatments and technology, but also a personalised and tailored approach for the person with a cancer diagnosis focusing on effective treatments and enhanced quality of life.


Thyroid Cancer is treated at Sunway Medical Centre

Listed oncologists:

Dr. Christina Ng Van Tze

Medical Oncology (Cancer)

Dr. Joseph K Joseph

Medical Oncology (Cancer)

Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre

A tertiary care hospital servicing local and international patients with modern facilities and over 110 consultants that cover a wide array of specialties.


Thyroid Cancer is treated at Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre

4 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Albert Lim Kok Hooi

Breast & lung Cancer

Dr. Suseela Nair

Breast Cancer Management

National Cancer Centre

A comprehensive cancer centre providing a full range of clinical services to its patients.


Thyroid Cancer is treated at National Cancer Centre

75 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Koong Heng Nung

Head, Department of Surgical Oncology

Dr. Alethea Yee

Head of the Department of Palliative Medicine

Raffles Hospital

A full service private hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialist services by a team of 200 physicians. 35-40% of the patients are foreigners, and there is a dedicated department for handling medical tourists.


Thyroid Cancer is treated at Raffles Hospital

3 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Lynette Ngo Su Mien

Breast and gynaecologic cancers, psychosocial oncology and palliative medicine

Dr. Donald Poon Yew Hee

Medical Oncology

Sourasky Medical Center

The Oncology Institute serves a broad population of cancer patients from central Israel and throughout the country. The fast-track appointment service enables patients to be seen for their initial visit within 48 hours of contacting the institute.


Thyroid Cancer is treated at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

4 listed oncologists:

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Prof. Ido Wolf

Head of Medical Oncology Division

Prof. Yehuda Kolander

Orthopedic Oncology Acting Director

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About Thyroid Cancer Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

Thyroid cancer treatment overview:

Treatment of thyroid cancer depends on the patient’s age, type and stage of the cancer and overall health of the patient. Main options for thyroid cancer treatment are surgery and radiotherapy.

What are the treatment options for thyroid cancer?

Treatment options for thyroid cancer include surgery, radiotherapy, hormone therapy or chemotherapy.

  • Surgery: Surgery is done to remove the cancerous part of the thyroid. It can be done as lobectomy, thyroidectomy or near-total thyroidectomy. In lobectomy only a lobe of the thyroid gland is removed. Whereas, removal of both thyroid lobe is called as thyroidectomy and removal of all but a very small part of the thyroid gland is called as near-total thyroidectomy. Adjacent lymph nodes are also removed during the surgery.
  • Chemotherapy: It is not commonly used in thyroid cancers, but used in certain conditions where other treatment options do not respond. It is usually given in advanced cases of thyroid cancer.
  • Radiotherapy: Radiotherapy is given either as radioactive iodine or external beam radiotherapy. Radioactive iodine therapy is given after surgery to remove any thyroid tissue left after thyroidectomy. It is given after a few weeks of surgery to reduce the risk of recurrence. Radioactive iodine is given into the blood stream which then goes into the thyroid and destroys the cancer cells. External beam radiotherapy is used in certain thyroid cancers. It destroys the cancer cells after surgery and prevents recurrence.
  • Thyroid hormone therapy: Hormone therapy helps to treat the thyroid cancer or to replace the thyroid hormones after surgery. It includes T3 and T4 hormones, which inhibit TSH hormone secretion. Decreased TSH levels restrict the growth of cancer. Replaced thyroid hormones prevent the development of symptoms of thyroid cancer.

What is the success rate of thyroid cancer treatment?

Success of thyroid cancer treatment depends on the stage and type of cancer. The success rate with therapy is better with small cancers and in women.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Surgery usually required 2-3 hours

Days admitted : The patient may require staying for 4-5 days in the hospital

Anesthesia : General Anaesthesia

Risks : Bleeding during surgery, Infection, injury to surrounding structures and nerves during surgery, Accidental removal of parathyroid gland during surgery, Risks associated with anesthesia, Skin irritation, stomach upset in radiotherapy

After care : Regular follow-up visit is required every 6-12 months. Thyroid hormone replacement is required for the rest of life. Any lump in the neck or problem breathing requires urgent attention. Regular blood tests to measure thyroid hormone levels

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