Thyroid cancer treatments include surgery radiation therapy radioactive iodine therapy chemotherapy hormone therapy targeted therapy and observation get detailed information about the treatment options for newly diagnosed and recurrent thyroid cancer in this summary for clinicians. Medullary thyroid cancer has a much lower cure rate than the more well differentiated type of thyroid cancers ie papillary and follicular but the cure rate is higher than for anaplastic thyroid cancer. Medullary thyroid cancer mtc is a form of thyroid carcinoma which originates from the parafollicular cells c cells which produce the hormone calcitonin medullary tumors are the third most common of all thyroid cancers. Therapy decisions in advanced medullary thyroid carcinoma should be guided by a critical appraisal of the natural disease course slowly progressive vs aggressive and benefits and side effects of therapy
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