Thyroid Cancer and Hyperparathyroidism

The Endocrine Oncology team treats cancers that originate in glands such as the thyroid, parathyroid and pancreas.

Endocrine malignancies are relatively rare. The large majority of endocrine conditions that require treatment are non-cancerous. In cases in which endocrine tumors are cancerous, surgery is usually part of a patient’s treatment plan.

At UMGCCC, surgical oncologists work closely with medical oncologists, endocrinologists, otolaryngologists, nuclear radiologists and radiation oncologists to deliver patients true multidisciplinary care.

Conditions Treated

Our team treats malignant and benign conditions of the endocrine glands including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Thyroid cancer
  • Benign thyroid nodule
  • Simple goiter
  • Parathyroid hyperplasia
  • Parathyroid cancer
  • Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors
  • Carcinoid syndrome
  • Pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer (pancreatic islet cell tumor)
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) I
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) II
  • Adrenal neoplasia

For an appointment with an endocrine surgeon who treats cancers of the thyroid or parathyroid, call 410-328-6187.