Thyroid and endocrine cancer

 

Endocrine cancer is a rare type of cancer which affects the different glands in your body. These include thyroid cancer, which affects the thyroid gland, a small gland at the base of the neck that produces hormones.

We provide the best possible care for patients who are diagnosed with all types of thyroid and endocrine cancer. We provide support, information, counselling and education to you and your relatives and carers throughout the treatment.

A cancer diagnosis has a great impact on patients and carers, physically, emotionally, and psychologically. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of care for all our patients at every stage in their pathway.

More on what we do

The thyroid and endocrine cancer team provide a diagnostic and treatment service for patients with suspected or confirmed thyroid and endocrine cancer after referral from the GP or another healthcare professional.

Treatments

Treatment options will be discussed with you by one of our team but could include:

  • surgery
  • radiotherapy
  • radioactive iodine

Our team

Consultant general surgeon:

  • Miss Julie Dunn

Consultant ear, nose and throat surgeons:

  • Mr Andrew Husband
    Mr Joel Smith
    Miss Helena Wilson

Consultant oncologists:

  • Dr Andy Goodman
  • Dr Chris Hamilton
  • Professor Chrissie Thirlwell

Consultant endocrinologists:

  • Dr Bijay Vaidya
  • Dr Antonio Brooke
  • Dr Roderick Warren
  • Dr Neil Walker

Clinical nurse specialists:

  • Claire Barber
  • Zoe Copp
  • Joy Higgs
  • Kelly Kingwell

Contact us

If you need any clinical advice earlier than your next planned appointment, please contact your specialist nurse or your consultant’s secretary.

Helpful websites

Clinics

Post-radiotherapy support team clinic: Thursdays

Nurse-led airway and general clinic: Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Supporting you

FORCE Cancer Charity works locally to support anyone affected by cancer and will work closely with the people involved in your treatment. Find out more about the support FORCE can offer at forcecancercharity.co.uk.

Health and wellbeing clinics are also offered to patients with a diagnosis of cancer to help support patients through their pathway. Your nursing team will be able to provide you with more information on the structure and content of these sessions.

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