Vandetanib (Caprelsa) is not normally available on the NHS for treating aggressive and symptomatic medullary thyroid cancer in adults with unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic disease.
Your doctor should talk with you about other treatment options. If you are already taking it, you should be able to continue until you and your doctor decide when best to stop.
Information and support
The NHS website may be a good place to find out more.
These organisations can give you advice and support:
- Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust, 01207 545 469
- Macmillan Cancer Support, 0808 808 0000
- Cancer Research UK, 0808 800 4040.
You can also get support from your local Healthwatch.
NICE is not responsible for the quality or accuracy of any information or advice provided by these organisations.
This page was last updated: 12 December 2018