Overview of Thyroid Cancer
The thyroid gland is located in the front part of the neck, in front of the trachea (windpipe) and esophagus (food-pipe). The thyroid helps to regulate important hormones. Thyroid cancer is when the cells in the thyroid gland begin to grow abnormally.
Thyroid Cancer Treatment
Thyroid cancer is one of the least deadly cancers, but it still needs to be treated. The care of our team and advances in surgical techniques and radiotherapy bring you hope for recovery. The specialists on our medical staff, nurses and support staff will compassionately guide you through all stages of your thyroid cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of thyroid cancer, and personal preferences. Options may include:
- Total thyroidectomy
- Near-total thyroidectomy
- Subtotal thyroidectomy
Chemotherapy and Target therapy
Radioactive Iodine Therapy
External Radiation Therapy
Clinical Trials (when appropriate)
Specialized Centers for Thyroid Cancer Care
Neuroendocrine Cancer Research and Treatment Center at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas is the only program of its kind in North Texas. The specialists at the center use advanced techniques to provide expert care for a variety of neuroendocrine tumors, including thyroid cancer.
Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for endocrine cancer. The multidisciplinary group of physicians on the medical staff has the specialized training and the experience necessary to diagnose, evaluate and treat thyroid tumors.