Endocrine Cancer Care

Roper St. Francis Cancer Care provides advanced treatment and diagnostic options for patients with endocrine cancers. Our team of medical and surgical oncologists, dedicated nursing staff, support counselors and oncology dietitians work collaboratively to provide treatments tailored to your unique needs.

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Diagnosis & treatment

Endocrine cancer diagnosis

Endocrine cancer includes cancers of certain glands located throughout the body, including the following:
  • Thyroid
  • Parathyroid
  • Adrenal
  • Pituitary
  • Hypothalamus
  • Endocrine glands of the pancreas and bowels

Diagnostic procedures begin with a thorough physical exam, and additional tests may be ordered to determine if a tumor is cancerous and, if it is, whether the cancer has spread. These possible diagnostic tests include:

  • Biopsies  
  • Blood, urine and stool testing
  • Neurological testing, including balance and reflexes
  • Xray or radionuclide imaging tests
  • Endoscopic ultrasonography

Endocrine 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, nuclear medicine, radiation and medical oncology all work together to map out the right treatment plan. 

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

Clinical trials may also be an option. 


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 support programs for endocrine-related cancers.

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