A 31-year-old member asked:
what kind of doctor should i see about a thyroid gland malignancy?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Steven Ginsberg answered
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
An endocrinologist: Entocrinologists usually see people with thyroid cancer.
Answered on Apr 30, 2013
Dr. Gerald Mandell answered
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Endocrinologist: Initially endocrinologist is seen for work up extent of disease. A surgeon specializing in thyroid surgery is consulted for removal of tumor and thyroid gland. Then a nuclear medicine physician is consulted to scan patient with radioactive iodine to assess extent of residual disease. If present a course of radioactive ablation with iodine is performed in most cases to erradicate residual thyroid tissue and residual cancer. Follow up scanning is perfomed to make sure of no residual disease.
Answered on Jan 9, 2019
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