After you have been treated for thyroid cancer, thyroid cancer can recur. As a result, your doctor will recommend lifelong monitoring for early detection of any potential recurrence of your thyroid cancer. The goals of monitoring include:
- Ensuring that you are on the correct dose of thyroid hormone replacement. This requires periodic blood tests and potential adjustments to your dosage of thyroid medication.
- Determining if you have any persistent thyroid cancer or a recurrence.