About Thyroid Cancer

The thyroid is a gland at the base of the throat near the windpipe. It is shaped like a butterfly, with a right lobe and a left lobe. A thin piece of tissue connects the two lobes. The thyroid makes hormones that help control heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and weight.

There are four types of thyroid cancer. These are papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic thyroid cancer. Papillary is the most common type of thyroid cancer.

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Thyroid Cancer Medical Team

Otolaryngologist

A physician specialized in diagnosing and treating diseases of the head and neck, especially those involving the ears, nose, and throat (ENT)

Brendan C. Stack Jr., M.D.
Brendan C. Stack Jr., M.D.
Otolaryngologist

Endocrinologist

Endocrinologists are specially trained physicians who diagnose diseases related to the glands.

Donald L. Bodenner, M.D., Ph.D.
Donald L. Bodenner, M.D., Ph.D.
Endocrinologist

Surgical Oncologist

A surgical oncologist is a surgeon who specializes in the surgical removal of cancerous tumors.

Mauricio A. Moreno, M.D.
Mauricio A. Moreno, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist

Radiation Oncologist

A radiation oncologist specializes in treating cancers with radiation therapy by using high-energy radiation to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells.

Sanjay Maraboyina, M.D.
Sanjay Maraboyina, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist
Loverd Michael Peacock, M.D.
Loverd Michael Peacock, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist
Jose A. Penagaricano, M.D.
Jose A. Penagaricano, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist

Palliative Care

Palliative Care doctors focus on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness.

Megan Davis, M.D.
Palliative Care
Sarah E. Harrington, M.D.
Sarah E. Harrington, M.D.
Palliative Care
Heather Moore M.D.
Heather Moore, M.D.
Palliative Care
Elizabeth Rogers, M.D.
Elizabeth Rogers, M.D.
Palliative Care
Clark Smith M.D.
Clark Smith, M.D.
Palliative Care

Geneticist

A geneticist is a biologist who studies genetics, the science of genes, heredity, and variation of organisms.

Kent D. McKelvey Jr., M.D.
Kent D. McKelvey Jr., M.D.
Geneticist

Interventional Radiologists

Interventional Radiologists diagnose and treat patients using the least invasive techniques currently available in order to minimize risk to the patient and improve health outcomes.

James Meek, M.D.
James Meek, M.D.
Interventional Radiologist
Mollie Meek, M.D.
Mollie Meek, M.D.
Interventional Radiologist

Thyroid Cancer Support Team

Jamie Bell, LCSW
Jamie Bell, LCSW
Social Worker
Carrie Calhoon
Carrie Calhoon, LCSW
Social Worker
Peggy Cosgrove
Peggy Cosgrove
Dietitian
Harriet Farley
Harriet Farley, LCSW
Social Worker
Shayna Fendley, LCSW
Shayna Fendley, LCSW
Social Work
Kim Kenser. LCSW
Kim Kenser, LCSW
Social Worker
Dana McClendon
Dana McClendon
Dietitian
Michelle Morgan
Michelle Morgan
Dietitian
Leann Mullens
Leann Mullens
Dietitian
Ryan Pritchard, PharmD
Ryan Pritchard, PharmD
Pharmacist
Pam Prutzman
Pam Prutzman
Dietitian
Amanda Tennyson
Amanda Tennyson
Dietitian