Finding out that you have cancer can be overwhelming. It?s common to feel scared, sad, or even angry. Talking to others who have had thyroid cancer may help. Ask your doctor about cancer support groups in your area.
Can thyroid cancer be prevented?
Most thyroid cancer cannot
One rare type of thyroid cancer, called
medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), runs in families. A genetic test can tell you
if you have a greater chance of getting MTC. If this test shows that you have
an increased risk, you can have your thyroid gland removed to prevent thyroid
cancer later in life.