Thyroid Cancer Care Collaborative
Steven Sobol, MD is a thyroid specialist member of the Thyroid Cancer Care Collaborative. Patients can sign up free of charge. To empower and educate patients, the Thyroid Cancer Care Collaborative offers over 40 free educational videos. Click here to see a sample video on “Types of Thyroid Cancer”.
Thyroid Care Collaborative (TCC) Videos
The Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer (THANC) Foundation Videos
DMH ENTA Allergy, Head, Neck & Thyroid specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders such as hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroid nodules. Having treated over 3,500 patients and performed over 2,500 surgeries, ENTA is your choice for thyroid care.
What does the thyroid do?
The thyroid is a gland in your neck, just above the collarbone. The thyroid is one of many endocrine glands that produce hormones in the body. Thyroid hormones control metabolic, cardiovascular and developmental functions of the body including metabolism, heartbeat and sexual function.
If your body produces more thyroid hormones than needed, it is called hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism symptoms can include: irritability, mood swings, fatigue, heat intolerance, insomnia, increased heart rate, weight loss and goiter.
Conversely, hypothyroidism is when your body does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Symptoms can include: fatigue, weight gain, cold intolerance, joint pain, constipation, dry skin, slowed heart rate, depression and fertility problems. Consult your doctor for treatment options.
A thyroid nodule is an abnormal growth of thyroid cells that forms a lump within the thyroid gland. Many thyroid nodules are benign, but can become cancerous. Thyroid nodules are extremely common and most often do not present symptoms. If concerned, your doctor may perform an ultrasound or biopsy before determining treatment.
Should I be worried?
Neck masses can be large and visible or small and hidden. Most neck masses are benign, but a neck mass can also be a sign of serious conditions such as autoimmune diseases or cancer. See your ENTA physician for diagnosis and treatment.
Hypercalcemia is a condition in which the calcium level in your blood is above normal. Too much calcium is usually a result of overactive parathyroid glands and can weaken your bones, cause kidney stones and interfere with heart and brain function.
What We Treat
- Thyroid/Parathyroid Disease
- Hyperparathyroid Information
- Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
- Medullary Thyroid Cancer
- Papillary and Follicular Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
- Thyroid Nodules
Technology to Detect and Treat Thyroid Disorders
The Thyroid Surgical Institute utilizes the various different technologies available to detect and treat the various thyroid disorders.
Blood tests – A blood test is utilized to determine how much thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is present in the patients bloodstream. TSH controls the release of thyroid hormone. If these levels are abnormally high, it may suggest that the growth of cells is not being properly controlled, which may indicate a thyroid disorder or thyroid cancer.
Thyroid Scans are radioactive pictures of the thyroid gland that will show if the gland is functioning or not.
Thyroid Ultrasound is a type of sonar that will show if the tumor is solid or fluid filled.
CAT Scans and MRIs are very high-tech x-rays used to scan the thyroid. These technologies are typically not the most common for thyroid cancer detection.
Needle Biopsy or Fine Needle Aspiration is only recommended for patient who have been seen by a thyroid surgeon.