Thyroid cancer treatment
The experienced, highly trained endocrinology doctors at MedStar Washington Hospital Center offer patients the most advanced care and treatment options. Our team is dedicated to answering your questions and to working together with you and your family to develop the best treatment plan for you.
We take a multidisciplinary approach to your care by collaborating with other doctors you may see, including a thyroid oncologist when appropriate or any other specialist.
Metastatic thyroid cancer to the bones, lungs, or elsewhere
Our endocrinologists are specially trained in treating thyroid cancer that has spread to other distant sites. In collaboration with your other specialists, we generally recommend the following therapies:
- Medication, including thyroid hormone suppression
- External radiation therapy
- Radioactive iodine
- Use of dosimetry, an individualized approach to 131-I therapy
- Targeted agents, which are specially developed drugs to treat tumor growth
Medications that help decrease the progression of bone metastases