From diagnostic techniques to innovative surgical methods, we provide advanced treatment and diagnostic options for endocrine and thyroid cancers. Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute’s experienced team of medical and surgical oncologists, dedicated nursing staff, support counselors and oncology dietitians reviews every case to provide treatments tailored to your unique needs.

Endocrine and Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis at Levine Cancer Institute

Endocrine cancer includes cancers of certain glands located throughout the body, including the following:

  • Thyroid
  • Parathyroid
  • Adrenal
  • Pituitary
  • Hypothalamus
  • Certain parts of the pancreas

If thyroid or another type of endocrine cancer is suspected, your doctor will perform a thorough physical exam, as well as order tests to determine if a tumor is cancerous and, if it is, whether the cancer has spread.

Possible diagnostic tests include:

  • Biopsies  
  • Blood, urine and stool testing
  • Neurological testing, including balance and reflexes
  • Imaging tests
  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy

Endocrine and Thyroid Cancer Treatment

To ensure you receive the most comprehensive care possible, from diagnosis to long-term follow-up, our experts from fields such as endocrinology, surgery and radiation oncology all work together to map out the right treatment plan.

Treatment is highly individualized, and while we offer standard options such as chemotherapy and radiation, individual treatment varies, depending on such factors as your overall health and location of the tumor.

Clinical trials may also be an option. View our current clinical trials.

Cancer Support Programs

The cancer care process can feel confusing and overwhelming at times – often involving physical, financial and emotional challenges for you and your family. From diagnosis to survivorship, we have numerous resources available to support you during your treatment experience.

Learn more about our cancer support programs.

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