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Screening helps to detect (and in some cases treat) tumours at an early and manageable stage.
* Computed tomography (CT) scans can be considered if MRI is unavailable
Your managing doctor(s) will discuss screening recommendations with you in greater detail. The onset and frequency of screening would be personalised according to your needs, personal and family history. Screening guidelines may change as more information is known.
In some cases, risk-reducing surgery may be offered to help reduce the risk of tumours developing.
For example, in thymic NETs, concurrent surgery to remove the thymus can be considered along with surgery to remove the parathyroid.
However, do note that this is not standard management and this option will be discussed in detail with you by your managing doctor(s).
Lifestyle adjustments such as avoiding smoking can help manage this risk.