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Surgery

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.

Going into hospital

Read about what you need to take in, what to expect and how to prepare to make it less stressful.

Preparing for surgery

What happens before surgery, the people you’ll meet and the exercises you need to do.

On the day

Find out what happens on the day of surgery, including having an anaesthetic.

After surgery

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

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