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At MD Anderson, you receive customized care for thyroid cancer from a team of renowned experts in the Endocrine Center. Their level of experience and expertise in treating every type of thyroid cancer is among the most impressive in the nation. This increases your chance for successful treatment of thyroid cancer.

At MD Anderson, you receive customized care for thyroid cancer from a team of renowned experts in the Endocrine Center. Their level of experience and expertise in treating every type of thyroid cancer is among the most impressive in the nation. This increases your chance for successful treatment of thyroid cancer.

Maria Cabanillas, M.D., checks a patient's thyroid glands. Dr. Cabanillas specializes in using novel chemotherapy drugs to treat advanced and metastatic thyroid cancer.

Every day is a new day to live. I choose to live an incredible life no matter my diagnosis.

Amanda White

Survivor

Your personal medical team is made up of experts from several specialties. They work together, communicating and collaborating with each other and with you, to ensure you receive seamless, coordinated care.

If your treatment for thyroid cancer includes surgery, our talented surgeons use the most advanced techniques that are proven to have good results. In some cases, video-assisted or robotic surgery may be used, while minimizing or eliminating a neck scar.

We are at the forefront of research on how to better treat and prevent thyroid cancer. In fact, we led an international study that showed patients with certain types of papillary or follicular thyroid cancer do best when they are treated with surgery, radioactive iodine and thyroid hormone suppression therapy.

As leaders in thyroid cancer research, we are able to offer a number of clinical trials of innovative therapies.

The Head and Neck Center at MD Anderson

Facts

Understanding a disease is the first step toward finding the right care. Get the facts about thyroid cancer, including the different types, how it starts and who’s at risk.

Thyroid cancer facts

Did You Know?

We provide innovative thyroid cancer treatments, including minimally invasive and robotic thyroid surgery.

Symptoms

Most cancers have the same symptoms as other, less serious conditions. Still, it’s important to know the signs.

Thyroid cancer symptoms

Diagnosis

Blood tests, imaging exams and even surgical procedures are used to check for cancer.

Thyroid cancer diagnosis

Treatment

Common cancer treatments include chemotherapy, radiation treatment and surgery. Doctors select a treatment plan based on your diagnosis and disease stage.

Thyroid cancer treatment

Clinical Trials

MD Anderson patients have access to clinical trials offering promising new treatments that cannot be found anywhere else.

Knowledge Center

Find the latest news and information about thyroid cancer in our Knowledge Center, including blog posts, articles, videos,
news releases and more.

myCancerConnection

Talk to someone who shares your cancer diagnosis and be matched with a survivor.

Prevention & Screening

Many cancers can be prevented with lifestyle changes and regular screening.

Counseling

MD Anderson has licensed social workers to help patients, family members and loved ones cope with cancer.

BY MD Anderson

Debbie Ann Heckeroth wants everyone to know it’s possible to live a good life while having stage IV cancer.

Debbie lived in California when she was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer in 2002. She went through a few rounds of radioactive iodine treatment there before her physician discovered tumors in her lungs. In 2004, her thyroid cancer reached stage IV, and she was told she needed to go to another hospital for clinical...