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Thyroid Cancer Treatment in Israel

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 13:41 Oncology
Thyroid Cancer Treatment in Israel

Thyroid cancers are relatively uncommon. However, with timely treatment, both cure and 10-year survival rates are very high. While experts don’t yet have a definitive answer as to what causes the condition, exposure to radiation (including radiation treatment) is considered a major contributing factor.


Common thyroid cancer symptoms include swelling/lump in the neck, trouble swallowing, shortness of breath, hoarseness, coughing, and neck pain. Occasionally, however, the disease will not present any symptoms.


  • Bloodwork (CBC, SMAC, coagulation factors, electrolyte levels,  immunology, thyroid function tests)
  • If medullary cancer is suspected a calcitonin test is also required
  • Whole-body PET CT scan
  • Doppler US of thyroid with FNA / CNB & histopathology (if needed)
  • Oncological surgeon consultation
  • Preoperative endocrinologist’s consultation (if required – for example, due to hormonal imbalance)
  • Radioisotope thyroid scan (if required)

The work-up takes 4 working days to complete (including histopathology results)


If the diagnosis is confirmed, you will most likely be referred for one of the following three procedures:

  • Partial thyroidectomy – price includes one day of hospitalization at Assuta Hospital and express histopathology
  • Radical thyroidectomy – price includes two days of hospitalization at Assuta Hospital and express histopathology
  • Radical thyroidectomy with neck dissection (performed when neck lymph nodes are affected) – price includes three days of hospitalization at Assuta Hospital and express histopathology

Thyroid Cancer Treatment in Israel package price will include routine pre-operative screening (ECG, chest X-ray, anesthesiologist’s consultation)

Approximate stay in Israel following discharge: 7 days.

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