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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.

For a physician referral, please use our PhysicianFinder tool or call (813) 844-2200.