Radiation Therapy

Thyroid Cancer

Phone: 973-983-5244 / Appointments: 1-888-808-1234

Overview

Thyroid cancer is a rare but complex condition. When caught early, it is highly curable. Saint Clare’s offers patients with thyroid cancer a comprehensive program that begins at diagnosis and continues through treatment and into follow-up care. We offer one of the most robust thyroid cancer programs in the region, offering advanced screening tools, technology and procedures.

Our Team

Our cancer care experts, including accomplished radiologists, nuclear medicine specialists, ultrasound sonographers, and surgeons, provide access to the most advanced procedures and technology available. We also offer the services of an oncology nurse navigator to help provide patients and their loved ones with the answers, emotional support, and guidance they may need.

Our Approach

Screening and Diagnosis: Successful treatment of rare cancers, such as thyroid cancer, is highly dependent on early detection. Our comprehensive thyroid health diagnostic and screening services, include: thyroid ultrasound, deep tissue neck ultrasound, ultrasound-guided biopsy of thyroid gland and lymph nodes, nuclear medicine scans of neck and whole body, PET/CT imaging, thyrogen-stimulated whole body scans and ablations, and 4D Parathyroid CAT Scan (soft tissue neck). Thyroid cancer screening is carried out by specially-trained technologists who perform ultrasounds and nuclear medicine studies, as well as board-certified radiologists who interpret scans, perform biopsies and distribute radioactive iodine.

Surgery: If a patient’s treatment plan determines that surgery to remove the tumor and all or part of the remaining thyroid gland is the best option for you, Saint Clare’s offers our healing touch with the most advanced equipment available to our patients. Surgery may be combined with radioactive iodine therapy, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy.

Radioactive Iodine Therapy: Radioactive Iodine Therapy known as I-131, may be used to destroy cancerous tissue that was not removed during surgery, or to treat thyroid cancer that has spread to lymph nodes and other parts of the body.

Health and Wellbeing: Saint Clare’s also staffs community outreach and education professionals and offers a full slate of Support Groups and Supportive Services to help cancer patients and their loved ones cope with the physical, emotional, and psychological challenges posed by thyroid cancer.

Our Location

Center for Cancer Care at Saint Clare’s Denville Hospital
23 Pocono Road, Denville, NJ 07834
Phone: 973-983-5244 / Appointments: 1-888-808-1234