Thyroid Cancer No Surgery 2018: Thyroid cancer is a leading cause of Patient’s Bankruptcy.
All patients with thyroid cancer are not treated by expert thyroid cancer experts,or high volume thyroid surgeons. This results in adequate first surgeries leaving lymph node involvement after the surgery. This requires and second surgery called a modified radical neck dissection to removed the nodes missed by failure to do proper endocrine neck ultrasound BEFORE the first surgery so the neck dissection is done with the first surgery.
This is just the beginning because after the neck dissection more cancer lymph nodes may be found and your “thyroid cancer team will recommend another neck dissection. Because local lymph node involvement you could also get treated with radioiodine.
The medical expense for all this surgery,radiation and cancer testing through the years results in a high rate of bankruptcy. How do you keep the costs done when confronted with another recurrence just in neck lymph nodes?
The answer is to opt for a non-surgical alternative less expensive but effective form of therapy.There are two that are being used throughout the world.
- Ethanol Ablation PEI: Mayo clinic’s Dr.Ian Hay’s team have shown the ethanol ablation of one cancer lymph node saves $ 50,000 in surgery costs.