More than half of all surgical complications occur after discharge from the hospital. Yet, very little useful information is given to patients or to their family members to help guide them through post-surgical self-care. The need for accessible, easy-to-understand surgical self-care information is especially acute among low-literacy and underserved populations.
Papillary Thyroid Cancer (PTC) is highly treatable with surgical intervention. However, Thyroid Surgery can result in voice changes, swallowing difficulties, or hypoparathyroidism, all of which adversely affect quality of life.