Can I survive with total thyroidectomy?
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Can I survive with total thyroidectomy?


The thyroid gland consists of two lobes, left and right, located in the front of the neck, below the larynx and above the trachea.

Surgery is the first treatment for most types of thyroid cancer.

In case only one lobe of the thyroid gland is removed, the remaining lobe is still functioning, so the patient only needs to use thyroid hormone supplementation in the beginning.

Most patients adapt well to thyroidectomy.

People who have their thyroid removed must take thyroid hormone supplements.

Malignant goiter can be cured if detected at an early stage.

Eating a balanced diet including fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seafood, fish, vegetable oils, nuts, avocados… helps maintain a healthy thyroid.

Limiting exposure to toxins from the outside environment, especially perfluorinated persistent organic pollutants (PFCs), helps limit the risk of developing thyroid disease.

Doctor CKII Tran Thuy Ngan, Department of Endocrinology – Diabetes, Tam Anh General Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City

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