For individuals diagnosed with Byetta thyroid cancer, treatment options depend on the type and stage of the disease, as well as the overall health and personal preferences of the patient. Fortunately, most cases of thyroid cancer can be cured with effective medical treatment. This article discusses Byetta thyroid cancer treatments and drugs used to combat the disease.
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What treatments and drugs are used for Byetta-induced thyroid cancer?
Byetta thyroid cancer treatments and drugs may include:
- Surgery – Most patients diagnosed with Byetta thyroid cancer undergo surgery to remove all or most of the thyroid gland, as well as the lymph nodes in the neck. This procedure is performed by making a small incision in the skin at the base of the neck. Byetta thyroid cancer surgery carries a risk of internal bleeding and infection, and may be accompanied by damage to the parathyroid glands.
- Thyroid hormone therapy – After the patient undergoes thyroid cancer surgery, he or she will be required to take thyroid hormone medications for the remainder of their life. These drugs are designed to supply the missing hormone the thyroid would normally produce, and suppress the production of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) from the pituitary gland. High TSF levels have been found to have the ability to stimulate any remaining cancer cells to grow.
- Radioactive iodine – Often used after a thyroidectomy, radioactive iodine is designed to destroy any remaining healthy thyroid tissue, as well as microscopic areas of thyroid cancer that weren’t extracted during surgery. Radioactive iodine treatments may also be used to treat thyroid cancer that returns after treatment or that spreads to other areas of the body.
- External radiation therapy – Treatment administered by a machine that aims high-energy beams at precise locations on the patient’s body. This type of therapy is typically done for a few minutes at a time, five days a week, for approximately six weeks. External radiation therapy is usually implemented when thyroid cancer has spread to the bones or other parts of the body.
- Chemotherapy – Drug treatment that uses chemicals to kill thyroid cancer cells. Chemotherapy is administered via injection into a vein, and travels throughout the body killing quickly growing cancer cells. This type of therapy is not commonly used in the treatment of thyroid cancer, but it may benefit certain patients who don’t respond to more conventional treatments.
Click here to learn more about Byetta thyroid cancer treatment and drugs from the American Thyroid Association.
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