Thyroid cancer is the most common cancer of the endocrine system, the network of glands that produce the body’s hormones. And each person with thyroid cancer has different needs.
That’s why the thyroid cancer team at Rush brings together many specialists, including endocrine surgeons, endocrinologists, otolaryngologists, oncologists and others. They work with each patient to create an individualized treatment plan. In most cases, thyroid cancer can be cured.
However, thyroid cancer treatments often cause hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid. At Rush, thyroid cancer patients have access to nationally recognized experts in managing hypothyroidism: Endocrinologists from the Medical Center were part of the team that wrote the American Thyroid Association guidelines for the care of this condition.
Specialists at Rush also provide comprehensive treatment for other cancerous and noncancerous tumors of the endocrine system:
- Adrenal tumors
- Hormone-secreting tumors in the pancreas
- Parathyroid tumors