Treatments for Pediatric Thyroid Cancer in Children

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Contact the Thyroid Program

  • 617-355-8226
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    Monday-Friday 7:00am-8:00pm

Your child's care will, of course, vary, depending on the type of thyroid cancer with which your child has been diagnosed. Some potential components of treatment include:

  • Surgery: Your child's physician will remove as much of the cancer as possible. If necessary, surgeons will remove the entire thyroid, in a procedure called “near-total thyroidectomy.”
  • Radioactive iodine therapy: Your child's doctors may recommend a course of radioactive medication to destroy cancer cells that may be left after surgery.
  • Hormone therapy: This is given to patients with thyroid cancer to replace normal hormones and to slow the growth of cancer cells.
Integrative therapies

Our patient-centered approach means that we want your child to not only get better, but also feel good along the way. Throughout the hospital, you¹ll find clinicians trained in therapies that can make your child feel more comfortable, learn to shift focus away from pain and enjoy some peaceful moments during what may be an anxious time. Read about how acupuncture, guided meditation, guided imagery, massage, Reiki and therapeutic touch could help your child.

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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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