Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid Oncology

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

The Center for 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 thyroid cancer 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:

Surgery

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.

State-of-the-art equipment

The Center for Cancer Care utilizes high quality imaging and diagnostic equipment including:

  • Quality U/S guided FNA thyroid biopsies
  • 4D parathyroid cat scan
  • Afirma® Thyroid FNA Analysis
  • Radioidine I-131 ablation therapy
  • Pet scan imaging

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.

Supportive Services

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.

Thyroid Cancer Nurse Navigator

Phone: 973-983-5244

About Us

If you have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, we offer a complimentary and exclusive thyroid nurse navigator, at The Center for Cancer Care at Saint Clare’s Denville Hospital. The navigator is available to support and guide you through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Our Team

Our thyroid nurse navigator works closely with our multidisciplinary team of experts including endocrinologists, radiologists, nuclear medicine technologists, nurses, ultrasound technologists and licensed social workers who collaborate to provide a custom, comprehensive treatment plan for every patient and family.

Our Approach

The goal of a nurse navigator is to assure that you receive timely, quality treatment for your cancer. The navigator works with your team to coordinate all of the services you will need to fight your cancer. Our patient navigator is available to you from the time your cancer is detected through survivorship. In addition to efficiently coordinating your care, the navigator is compassionate and available to discuss all the ways your diagnosis affects your life.

Patient Navigation Services

Find the information you need to make decisions
Your navigator can ensure that you have the most current and complete information on your treatment options.

Answer questions about your care
Your navigator is available for any questions about your diagnosis and treatment, and will consult with physicians and other care providers as needed to help you find the answers.

Coordinate appointments with physicians and other care providers
The navigator will ensure that your appointments are scheduled as conveniently and quickly as possible.

Coordinate referrals to other support services
You’ll have access to services such as nutrition counseling or social services, which will benefit your cancer treatment and recovery.

Let you know what to expect during appointments and treatment
Our knowledgeable thyroid cancer navigator can give you previews of what will happen during each appointment.

Identify sources of financial support
If you don’t have health insurance, the navigator can help you find sources of financial assistance.

Provide emotional support and understanding
Cancer treatment can be physically, emotionally and spiritually demanding. We can help minimize the stress by discussing your concerns and referring you to sources of helpful information and support.

Coordinate any follow-up care at the completion of treatment
Your navigator can help guide you to the next stage of recovery and through survivorship.

The Center for Cancer Care
Saint Clare's Denville Hospital
23 Pocono Road, Denville, NJ 07834
Phone: 973-983-5244