Q. What is the best treatment for papillary thyroid carcinoma?

Answered by
Dr. Sumit Srivastava
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 07, 2016 and last reviewed on: Feb 19, 2020

Hello doctor,

My mom has thyroid papillary carcinoma. Five months back she got a surgery in both sides of her thyroid gland. What is the best treatment for this? Please guide.

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Internal Medicine
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Sorry to hear about your mother's state.

  • Radioactive Iodine is given to detect and eradicate any residual tumor left after surgery.
  • Residual tissue present takes up radioiodine (Iodine - 131) and the radioactive Iodine will destroy it with emission of radiation. So, this is currently the best approach and the prognosis is excellent.
  • Your mother will require lifelong thyroid hormone replacement therapy.

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