Thyroid Disease and Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment at Mercy

Mercy endocrinologists and cancer surgeons provide comprehensive diagnostic testing and surgical therapies to manage tumors of the endocrine system, including thyroid disease and cancers.

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Thyroid Cancer



About Thyroid Disease

The thyroid gland is shaped like a butterfly and located at the base of your neck. The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and weight.

Thyroid disease or thyroid cancer is when cancerous growths begin to form on your thyroid. Thyroid cancer is not common but is often found early and responds well to treatment.

Symptoms & Diagnosis

Thyroid disease and thyroid cancer can present some of the following signs and symptoms:

  • A lump or swelling in your neck
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Pain in your neck
  • Trouble breathing
  • Frequent cough

Diagnosis for thyroid cancer may include:

Treatment Options for Thyroid Disease

Treatment options for thyroid cancer depend on the stage and type of your cancer. Our multidisciplinary team of surgical, medical and radiation oncologists as well as endocrinologists will provide options that may include:

The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy offers treatment for a wide range of cancers, relying on advanced technologies, compassionate care, leading edge research, clinical trials, and demonstrated medical expertise to provide some of the best treatment options available to fight cancer and restore hope and vitality.