Newly Diagnosed Thyroid Cancer? What You Should Know
If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, you're probably thinking hard about what to do next. Educating yourself about cancer and understanding the various treatment options that are explained on these pages is a good start. However, your most important decision is selecting where to get your cancer treated.
Studies have shown that the first treatment you receive for cancer is by far the most important. That's why your first choice in a treatment center needs to be the right one. Patients who begin their treatment at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance often have better outcomes than those who started treatment elsewhere. Not only can you expect the best standard of care available, patients at SCCA have access to advanced therapies and treatments being explored in the several ongoing clinical trials for thyroid cancer conducted at SCCA's parent organizations, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine.
The specialists at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and University of Washington Medical Center work as a team to provide care and treatment to patients diagnosed with endocrine cancers/disorders, especially of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands.
SCCA combines the expertise of highly trained, dedicated specialists in endocrinology, surgery, and oncology to provide you with the most current medical knowledge and technical skills available to diagnose and treat your disease. Standard treatment options for endocrine cancers include surgery, radioactive iodine therapy and thyroid hormone therapy. Our team of doctors is also experienced in providing more treatments for more advanced thyroid cancers, such as external beam radiotherapy and treatment with targeted cancer drugs.
Your SCCA team works in collaboration to provide you with the best possible medical care. Our physician staff includes a medical endocrinologist, surgeon, a nuclear medicine physician, and a medical oncologist.