Thyroid cancer starts in the thyroid gland, located under the thyroid cartilage (Adam's apple) of your neck.
Changes in the thyroid gland can sometimes be felt or seen by you or your doctor. There are benign (non-cancerous) changes, such as an enlargement of the gland (called a goiter). Nodules, or bumps, may also occur in the thyroid and may be cancerous or non-cancerous.
Treating all forms of thyroid cancer
There are several types of cells in the thyroid gland. Depending on the cell-type, a different cancer type forms. Our fellowship-trained surgical oncologists treat all forms of thyroid cancer including these main types:
- Differentiated (including papillary, follicular and Hürthle cell)
- Medullary - or MTC (including sporadic MTC and familial MTC)
- Anaplastic (an aggressive undifferentiated tumor)
Area's largest specialty practice for thyroid cancers
Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center is home to the largest team of experts devoted to treating thyroid cancer, including surgical oncologists who help establish best practices for thyroid cancer treatments. We treat more cases of thyroid cancer than any other specialty clinic in the region.
Options for your treatment plan
We form a team of many disciplines to create a battle plan to treat your specific cancer. We are able to offer a full range of treatment options including conservative, minimal access and endoscopic surgical approaches as well as the latest tissue-sparing and reconstructive techniques.
Just as no two people are alike, your exact cancer is like no other. This range of options gives your team the ability to create the most comprehensive, effective treatment plan specific to you and your cancer.
Meet the head and neck surgical oncologists specializing in thyroid cancer