Phone: 973-983-5244 / Appointments: 1-888-808-1234
Cancer Care at Saint Clare’s offers patients suffering from thyroid cancer a
comprehensive program that begins at diagnosis and continues through treatment
and into follow-up care. Our
Thyroid Cancer Treatment Center is one of the most robust thyroid cancer programs in the region, offering
advanced screening tools, technology and procedures. At the same time,
we understand your need to find a treatment facility that is right for
your situation, with compassionate care, answers to questions, and guidance.
That is why a dedicated thyroid cancer patient specialist, known as a
nurse navigator, is there every step of the way – from diagnosis
to recovery – to provide patients and their families with critical
emotional support and educational resources on how to move forward after
receiving a cancer diagnosis.
Thyroid Cancer Treatment and Technology
Our cancer care experts, including accomplished radiologists, nuclear medicine
specialists, ultrasound sonographers, and surgeons, provide access to
the most advanced procedures and technology available, including:
If your healthcare provider determines that surgery to remove the tumor
and all or part of the remaining thyroid gland is the best treatment 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.
Thyroid Screening and Imaging
Our comprehensive thyroid health diagnostic and screening services include:
- Thyroid ultrasound
- Deep tissue neck ultrasound
- Ultrasound-guided biopsy of thyroid gland and lymph node
- Nuclear medicine scans of neck and whole body
- PET/CT imaging
- Thyrogen-stimulated whole body scans and ablations
- 4D Parathyroid CAT Scan (soft tissue neck)
Under the direction of Dr. Neil Freeman, Chairman of the Radiology Department
at Saint Clare’s, Dr. Jeffrey Wexler, Radiologist, and Dr. Jeffrey
Plutchok, who directs the nuclear medicine program, the
Thyroid Cancer Treatment Center focuses on a team approach to treatment. Our cancer specialists focus
on each patient to determine the best course of treatment. Our team includes
experienced and specially trained technologists to perform ultrasounds
and nuclear medicine studies, as well as board-certified radiologists
to interpret scans, perform biopsies and distribute radioactive iodine.
To guide patients and their families through Saint Clare’s comprehensive
cancer care program, oncology specialists, known as nurse navigators,
are there every step of the way. Nurse navigators provide patients and
their families with critical emotional support and educational resources
on how to move forward after receiving a cancer diagnosis. The aim is
to empower patients and help them to feel in control. The nurse navigator
offers ongoing guidance through each patient’s treatment program
– from diagnosis through to follow-up care.
In addition to traditional medicine, we also offer nutritional counseling,
genetic counseling, community outreach and education programs, and other
supportive services to help cancer patients and their families cope with
the physical, emotional, and psychological challenges posed by cancer.
Cancer Care at Saint Clare’s
Located at the Robert & Joan Dircks Pavilion
23 Pocono Road, Denville, NJ 07834