Thyroid and Cancer Organizations
American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
“The AAES is committed to providing surgical expertise in diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands as well as in neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas and GI tract.”
Help to deal with the “other” effects of cancer from PAWS to webinars and more.
Cancer Treatment Centers
This list is not exhaustive; other Designated Cancer Centers and major health networks have fellowship trained and experienced thyroid cancer treatment specialists.
National Cancer Institute Designated Cancer Centers
Comprehensive cancer treatment centers.
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Considered the leading treatment resource for Medullary Thyroid Cancer (MTC)
Clayman Thyroid Center
Specialized Thyroid Cancer treatment surgical center. Dr. Clayman was previously Chief of Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Site includes extensive resource information.
Moffitt Cancer Center
University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
Stanford Health Care
Dana-Farber Thyroid Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Medullary Thyroid Cancer — Center of Excellence wiki
A “Center of Excellence” is a facility that has extensive experience with Medullary Thyroid Cancer. We cannot overemphasize the importance of being treated by specialists. This is a list of physicians/facilities reported by medullary thyroid cancer survivors. Pages include additional resources for cancer patients.
Other Useful Resources
Basic Intro to T3, T4, FT3 and FT4 after Thyroidectomy
A blog by a biomedical engineer ThyCa member to help those who are doing poorly on replacement hormones after thyroidectomy but need a more science oriented guide on using T4 and T3, or natural thyroid (NDT). Additional discussion on various other associated issues.
Exercises can help alleviate the sensations of tightness or “choking” following thyroid and other neck/oral surgery.
Swallowing Exercises for Patients