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Thyroid Cancer Treatment

Team of cancer doctors in a hospitalThyroid cancer treatment is often a collaborative effort. At Tampa General Hospital, patients work with a team of surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, endocrinologists, and supportive care providers; this comprehensive approach helps ensure that individualized treatment plans address all of a patent¡¯s needs at the same time. Highly skilled in their respective fields, Tampa General¡¯s oncologists provide a complete range of thyroid cancer treatment options including:

  • Surgery, which is used to remove as many cancerous cells from the body as possible. Tampa General¡¯s surgeons specialize in minimally invasive and robotic techniques, which are associated with lower complication rates and shorter recovery times than traditional operations.

  • Radiation therapy, which is designed to destroy cancerous cells by exposing them to radioactive materials. We also offer radioactive iodine therapy, a form of radiation treatment that uses iodine to carry radiation to the cancerous cells while minimizing exposure to healthy tissues.

  • Chemotherapy, which uses powerful medications to disrupt the growth patterns of rapidly multiplying cells. Targeted therapy is also an option, in which specialized medications destroy cancerous cells while sparing healthy ones.

  • Thyroid hormone therapy, which helps normalize hormone levels after the thyroid gland is removed. This not only helps restore the body¡¯s normal metabolism, but also helps lower thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels to keep residual cancer cells from growing.

  • A comprehensive range of supportive options, including integrative medicine services, speech pathology services, and nutritional counseling.

Not only do we offer a complete range of thyroid cancer treatment services, but we consistently produce excellent patient outcomes, treat a high volume of patients, meet stringent standards for nursing care, and provide our patients with access to some of the newest and most effective technologies.

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