The type of surgery you need depends on the type of cancer and the stage. 

Find out about the types of surgery, what happens before surgery and how you might feel after your operation.

Surgery for thyroid cancer

There are different types of surgery to treat thyroid cancer. Read about the operations and what type of thyroid cancer they are for.

Preparing for thyroid cancer surgery

Find out about what happens before surgery, the people you’ll meet and the exercises you need to do.

Going into hospital for thyroid surgery

How to prepare for your admission to hospital and what to expect on the day of your thyroid surgery.

After thyroid surgery

Find out how you will feel after your surgery, possible problems and your follow up appointments.

Last reviewed: 
06 May 2021
Next review due: 
06 May 2024
Coronavirus and cancer

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