Rush offers multidisciplinary care for people with cancerous and noncancerous tumors of the endocrine system — the body’s network of hormone-producing glands. These include tumors that develop in the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands, as well as hormone-secreting tumors in the pancreas.
Rush offers the following minimally invasive approaches to diagnose and treat endocrine tumors:
- Endoscopic ultrasound to diagnose cancer and plan treatment
- Nuclear scanning to find small tumors or determine whether a treatment is working
- Fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the thyroid