Thyroid cancer surgery is usually the recommended form of treatment for tumors that develop in the thyroid gland. Residents of Clearwater, Florida, have convenient access to the latest and most advanced thyroid cancer procedures at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. By performing extensive research, we remain on the leading edge of cancer treatment, and every day we come closer to finding a cure. We’ve received national recognition for our efforts, including the prestigious Comprehensive Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute. Located just across the bridge from Clearwater, FL, Moffitt is not only a convenient choice – we’re the right choice for your cancer treatment.
Prior to recommending thyroid cancer surgery, our multispecialty team of thyroid cancer experts will thoroughly review your case, including the type, size, location and stage of your tumor, as well as your general health and preferences. If we determine that surgery is appropriate for you, we might recommend one of the following approaches:
- Thyroidectomy – The removal of all (total) or most (near-total) of your thyroid gland
- Lobectomy – The removal of the side (lobe) of your thyroid gland where the tumor is located
During either type of thyroid cancer surgery, some of the lymph nodes in the area of the tumor may also be removed if there is evidence of cancer spread. Other advanced treatment methods available at Moffitt include tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy, which is a type of chemotherapy that uses a specific class of genetically engineered medications, and radioactive iodine treatment, which combines aspects of both chemotherapy and radiation treatment for enhanced effectiveness.
At Moffitt, we understand that a patient who undergoes thyroid cancer surgery or other treatments may face a number of challenges, and being away from home during that time can sometimes further intensify an already complicated situation. To make the experience a little easier for our patients, we’ve established a team of compassionate supportive care specialists who are available to provide a variety of services. We can also recommend nearby lodging accommodations at hotels that meet or exceed our high standards and offer discounted rates to our patients.
If you live nearby in the Clearwater, FL, area, you may also be interested in knowing that no referrals are needed to receive thyroid cancer treatment at Moffitt. To request a consultation, contact us at 1-888-663-3488 or complete our new patient registration form online.