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Thyroid Cancer Treatment in Asia

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

Columbia Asia Hospitals

A 200-bed facility located at Gateway Center in Northwest Bangalore. The hospital opened in 2008 and provides comprehensive tertiary-level services, such as cardiac operations, orthopedics and neuroscience, as well as secondary-level medical care.


Thyroid Cancer is treated at Columbia Asia Referral Hospital

15 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Govind Nandakumar

Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Dr. Shalini Govil

Senior Advisor and Quality Controller, Lead Abdominal Radiologist

Assuta Hospital

The new Assuta Hospital was opened in 2009, and claims to be the most modern hospital in the middle east.


Thyroid Cancer is treated at Assuta Hospital

11 listed oncologists:

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Apollo Hospital Chennai

The Apollo Hospital Chennai is part of the Apollo Hospitals group. The hospital is JCI accredited and considered as one of the best hospitals in India.


Thyroid Cancer is treated at Apollo Hospital Chennai

19 listed oncologists:

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Hadassah University Medical Center

Hadassah medical institution includes two university hospitals in Jerusalem – on Mt. Scopus and in Ein Kerem. Both provide advanced tetriary healthcare services in all medical specialties.


Thyroid Cancer is treated at Hadassah Hospital

40 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Ayala Hubert

Medical Oncology & Radiotherapy

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

Mahkota Medical Centre

A comprehensive tertiary healthcare centre servicing local patients and foreign patients from neighboring countries.


Thyroid Cancer is treated at Mahkota Medical Centre

4 listed oncologists:

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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

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

St. Luke's Medical Center

A JCI accredited multi-specialty medical institute which has been serving patients from the Philippines and all over the world for over a century. It has over 600 inpatient beds and 1,700 affiliated medical consultants.


Thyroid Cancer is treated at St. Luke's Medical Center

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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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