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Thyroid Cancer and Other Endocrine Tumor Services — Conditions We Treat

The following conditions are some of the most common conditions treated by specialists in this area. These specialists offer expert care for many other related medical problems. If you need care for a condition not listed here, please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) to find a doctor who can help you.

  • Primary hyperparathyroidism occurs when one or more of the four parathyroid glands are secreting too much parathyroid hormone (PTH).
  • Parathyroid Cancer

    Parathyroid cancer is a cancerous growth in one or more of the four pea-sized parathyroid glands located on top of the thyroid gland. Surgery to remove the cancer is the most common treatment.
  • Pheochromocytoma

    Pheochromocytomas are rare neuroendocrine tumors that form in the adrenal glands, which sit on top of the kidneys and produce hormones such as adrenaline (epinephrine) and dopamine. A pheochromocytoma can cause the body to produce too many of these hormones.
  • Pituitary tumors are abnormal growths of tissues (known as neoplasms) that grow in the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is a small endocrine gland found at the base of your brain.
  • Cancer of the thyroid, a small gland located at the front of the neck, is usually slow-growing. With proper diagnosis and treatment, most people who have thyroid cancer will be cured.
  • Thyroid nodules are very common and usually don’t cause any symptoms or require any treatment. In a small number of cases, though, they may be cause for concern.