Your Thyroid Cancer Specialists
At Moffitt Cancer Center, patients can consult with a highly specialized thyroid doctor for each type of treatment they receive. The advantage of working with several different experts, rather than one general oncologist, is significant. Doctors who focus exclusively on one aspect of diagnosis or treatment are able to develop an exceptionally high level of expertise that increases with each treatment administered. Because we believe that a team approach is always the most beneficial for patients, Moffitt makes it as convenient as possible for our patients to consult with numerous experts in a single location.
In most cases, a patient’s primary thyroid cancer doctor is a medical oncologist, or a physician who specializes in treating tumors with medications. This oncologist can serve as a liaison to each of the other doctors who contribute to the patient’s treatment, including:
- Radiation oncologists (physicians who specialize in creating radiation therapy plans)
- Radiation therapists (medical professionals who administer radiation treatments)
- Social workers
- Oncology nurses
Additionally, we have doctors reviewing the results of lab tests and imaging scans. Responsible for diagnosing thyroid cancers and evaluating patients’ responses to treatment, these pathologists and radiologists are valued contributors to our team, helping us achieve our goal of providing the best possible outcome and quality of life for each patient.
To request an appointment with a thyroid cancer doctor at Moffitt, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online. You do not need to obtain a physician’s referral to do so.