What is Thyroid Cancer?

Thyroid cancer occurs in the thyroid. Symptoms include cough, swollen lymph nodes, a lump in the neck, neck pain, trouble swallowing, and changes in voice.

Treatment for thyroid cancer includes chemotherapy, surgery, radiation therapy, and thyroid hormones. Common drug classes used to treat thyroid cancer are thyroxines, triiodothyronines, thyroid stimulating hormones, and VEGF antibodies.

Savings Tips for Thyroid Cancer

  • High Costs Are Threatening Cancer Care

    September 23, 2014

    Many folks with cancer in the United States have a chemotherapy option their insurance won’t pay for, or a copayment they can’t afford. The American Society of Clinical Oncology released a report in 2014 outlining the threat of the high cost of treatment to cancer care in America.

    What’s going on here?

    • Cancer drugs are expensive, and Medicare reimbursement levels for them are lower.
  • Levoxyl Shortage: When Will It Return?

    February 24, 2014

    Levoxyl is mainly used for the treatment of hypothyroidism or low thyroid hormone levels. It was voluntarily recalled by its manufacturer, Pfizer, in February of 2013, due to reports from consumers and pharmacists that the tablets had a strange smell.

    When is Levoxyl expected to be available again?
    According to the Levoxyl website the estimated date of availability is March 3, 2014, but the exact date is subject to change without notice. See More

  • Levoxyl Recall

    April 25, 2013

    Recently Pfizer, the manufacturer of Levoxyl, has issued a national recall of all Levoxyl products from retail pharmacies. As of April 2013, pharmacies will no longer have any strengths of Levoxyl available. Here’s what you need to know:

    What is Levoxyl?

     Levoxyl (levothyroxine) is used to treat low thyroid levels and to prevent certain types of goiters (an enlargement of the thyroid gland). Levoxyl is also available in its generic form, levothyroxine, or as other brands, such as Synthroid, Levothroid, and UnithroidSee More

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Popular Thyroid Cancer Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Thyroxines 12 See Prices
Thyroxines 39 See Prices
Thyroxine / Triiodothyronine Combinations 25 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Thyroid Cancer Drug Classes

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