The latest options in thyroid cancer treatment, including radiation therapy, are available at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. The multispecialty team in our Head and Neck Cancer Program provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic services, treatments, supportive care and preventive strategies. This well-rounded group, which includes board-certified surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and other medical professionals, collaboratively reviews each patient’s case before developing an individualized treatment plan. In doing so, we consider a number of factors, including the type and stage of the thyroid cancer and the patient’s general health condition and preferences.
For patients who require radiation treatment, Moffitt offers an exceptional level of convenience and peace of mind. All of our locations in Tampa, Florida, are equipped with state-of-the-art radiation delivery equipment. But, what truly sets us apart is the world-class skill level of our radiation oncologists. These experienced medical professionals deliver thyroid radiation therapy with pinpoint precision, which can lead to fewer treatment sessions, minimal discomfort and better outcomes for our patients.
Some of the thyroid radiation treatment options available at Moffitt include:
- External beam radiation therapy – High-energy X-rays, which are produced by a machine located outside of a patient’s body, are directed at a thyroid tumor to destroy cancerous cells.
- Radioactive iodine ablation treatment – Sometimes used for treating papillary or follicular thyroid cancer, this effective combination of radiation therapy and chemotherapy can target and destroy thyroid tumors as well as cancerous cells that have spread beyond the thyroid gland.
At Moffitt, we emphasize patient education and encourage our patients to take an active role in their treatment. In addition to thyroid radiation therapy, we offer several other options for treating thyroid cancer, and we want our patients to feel comfortable with their choices. For instance, through our robust portfolio of clinical trials, which frequently has active protocols for thyroid cancer, many of our patients have opportunities to be among the first to benefit from promising new therapies that are not yet available elsewhere.
Patients can receive radiation therapy for thyroid cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center with or without a referral. To learn more, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete our new patient registration form online to request an appointment with one of the experienced radiation oncologists at our campus in Tampa, FL.