Why choose Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Family Pressure Brings Timely Treatment

Tom Sherrard often told his wife, Kris, that they really needed to spend more time in Minnesota. Tom has vacationed in Northern Minnesota ever since he was a youngster. Today he, Kris, and daughters Megan and Sarah continue to vacation at the family summer home, where they enjoy boating, fishing, and all the lake has [...]

  • Teamwork. At Mayo Clinic, endocrinologists form a multidisciplinary team with general surgeons, oncologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, and ear, nose and throat specialists (otorhinolaryngologists) to care for people with thyroid cancer. Other professionals are included as needed.
  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience caring for people with thyroid cancer, including common and very rare forms of the disease. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors treat more than 2,500 cases of thyroid cancer.
  • A full range of treatment options to consider. Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals.

    The range of treatments offered to people with thyroid cancer includes several surgical procedures, including traditional thyroidectomy and, in certain situations, robotic thyroidectomy. Other treatments, such as radioactive iodine, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy and alcohol injection are offered, as well.

  • Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

April 14, 2014