Thyroid cancer care at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic experts provide personalized, comprehensive care for people with thyroid cancer.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic doctors work in multidisciplinary teams of specialists to provide comprehensive care for people with thyroid cancer. Your care team might include:

  • Endocrinologists
  • Endocrine surgeons
  • Head and neck surgeons
  • Ear, nose and throat specialists (otorhinolaryngologists)
  • Oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Radiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Other professionals as needed

Members of your care team spend time getting to know you, so they understand what's important to you. The result is a treatment plan that puts you — a unique individual — at the center of all the care you receive.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

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.

The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors have the knowledge and resources to provide comprehensive care for people with thyroid cancer. At Mayo Clinic, you can expect:

  • Personalized care. At Mayo Clinic, endocrinologists, endocrine surgeons, head and neck surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, and pathologists work as a team to make sure all of your individual needs are addressed in your care plan. Other experts are included as needed.
  • Experience you can trust. 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 care for more than 3,500 people with thyroid cancer.
  • Nationally recognized expertise. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets the strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognize scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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Jan. 21, 2020

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