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Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and MD Anderson

Thyroid and Parathyroid Cancer

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Multidisciplinary Thyroid and Parathyroid Clinic

The multi-disciplinary Thyroid and Parathyroid Clinic at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center offers comprehensive care for many thyroid and parathyroid disorders. Patients have access to a variety of specialists including: head and neck surgeons, endocrinologists, diagnostic radiologists, cytopathologists, advanced practice nurses and a nurse navigator. Our multi-disciplinary approach expedites diagnosis and treatment by offering same-day, point of service care for:

  1. Thyroid Nodules
  2. Goiter
  3. Thyroid Cancer
  4. Hyperparathyroidism and Hypercalcemia
  5. Parathyroid Tumors
  6. Gene–related testing for previous indeterminate thyroid biopsy
  7. Gene–related testing for family history of certain thyroid cancers

Together, the Thyroid and Parathyroid Team design a customized management plan for each patient using evidence-based treatment guidelines from the American Thyroid Association and the most current medical literature.

In most cases, new patients will be scheduled for an appointment with our thyroid and parathyroid team within 10 days, and urgent issues can be addressed within 24 hours. Our nurse navigator will make sure that each scheduled patient is prepared to see the team of specialists by obtaining recent medical records for the doctor’s analysis and getting orders for additional tests, if necessary. The nurse navigator will also answer patient’s questions about upcoming appointments and treatment plans and provide emotional support for patients and family members.