Times of India News
“Now, almost 25% of the thyroid cases are cancerous. Five years back, the carcinoma thyroid cases was just about 5%. If the swelling is more than four centimetres in diametre, then whether cancerous or not, it needs to be removed. If it is less than four and the ultrasound is suggesting that it is problematic, then it is better to remove it. If you are late, the patient will have to go for radioactive iodine treatment program besides surgery. If further advanced, then they will require radiation,” said Dr R Padmakumar, endoscopic thyroid surgeon, Renai Medicity .