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Thyroid Oncology

Cancer Care at Saint Clare’s offers patients suffering from thyroid cancer a comprehensive program that begins at diagnosis and continues through treatment and into follow-up care. Our Thyroid Cancer Treatment Center is one of the most robust thyroid cancer programs in the region, offering advanced screening tools, technology and procedures. At the same time, we understand your need to find a treatment facility that is right for your situation, with compassionate care, answers to questions, and guidance. That is why a dedicated thyroid cancer patient specialist, known as a nurse navigator, is there every step of the way – from diagnosis to recovery – to provide patients and their families with critical emotional support and educational resources on how to move forward after receiving a cancer diagnosis.

Thyroid Cancer Treatment and Technology
Our cancer care experts, including accomplished radiologists, nuclear medicine specialists, ultrasound sonographers, and surgeons, provide access to the most advanced procedures and technology available, including:

Surgery
If your healthcare provider determines that surgery to remove the tumor and all or part of the remaining thyroid gland is the best treatment option for you, Saint Clare’s offers our healing touch with the most advanced equipment available to our patients. Surgery may be combined with radioactive iodine therapy, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy.

Radioactive Iodine Therapy
Radioactive iodine therapy, known as I-131, may be used to destroy cancerous tissue that was not removed during surgery, or to treat thyroid cancer that has spread to lymph nodes and other parts of the body.

Thyroid Screening and Imaging
Our comprehensive thyroid health diagnostic and screening services include:

  • Thyroid ultrasound
  • Deep tissue neck ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided biopsy of thyroid gland and lymph node
  • Nuclear medicine scans of neck and whole body
  • PET/CT imaging
  • Thyrogen-stimulated whole body scans and ablations
  • 4D Parathyroid CAT Scan (soft tissue neck)

Our Cancer Care Team
Under the direction of Dr. Neil Freeman, Chairman of the Radiology Department at Saint Clare’s, Dr. Jeffrey Wexler, Radiologist, and Dr. Jeffrey Plutchok, who directs the nuclear medicine program, the Thyroid Cancer Treatment Center focuses on a team approach to treatment. Our cancer specialists focus on each patient to determine the best course of treatment. Our team includes experienced and specially trained technologists to perform ultrasounds and nuclear medicine studies, as well as board-certified radiologists to interpret scans, perform biopsies and distribute radioactive iodine.

To guide patients and their families through Saint Clare’s comprehensive cancer care program, oncology specialists, known as nurse navigators, are there every step of the way. Nurse navigators provide patients and their families with critical emotional support and educational resources on how to move forward after receiving a cancer diagnosis. The aim is to empower patients and help them to feel in control. The nurse navigator offers ongoing guidance through each patient’s treatment program – from diagnosis through to follow-up care.

Supportive Services
In addition to traditional medicine, we also offer nutritional counseling, genetic counseling, community outreach and education programs, and other supportive services to help cancer patients and their families cope with the physical, emotional, and psychological challenges posed by cancer.

Make An Appointment
To make an appointment and for more information on the Thyroid Cancer Treatment Center, please call our nurse navigator at 973-983-5244.

Cancer Care at Saint Clare’s
Located at the Robert & Joan Dircks Pavilion
23 Pocono Road
Denville, NJ 07834
Phone: 973-983-7300

 

 
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