Skip to main content
close menu
close menu

Search UK HealthCare

Thyroid cancer radiation therapy

Radiation therapy is a treatment for cancer that uses high-energy X-rays.

During radiation therapy treatment, a machine directs the X-rays to the area of cancer with a goal to kill or shrink cancer cells. For thyroid cancer patients, this is used when their thyroid cancer has been shown to be unable to take up radioactive iodine for therapy. This may also be used for rare and aggressive thyroid cancers when appropriate. 

Your doctor will discuss radiation therapy more with you during your treatment appointments.

Learn more by reading details on radiation treatment with thyroid cancer below, and visit our Radiation Oncology website for an overview of services.