Thyroid Cancer Center
Thyroid cancer is the fastest-growing cancer diagnosed in the United States and cases have more than doubled in the last 30 years. Women are three times more likely to develop the disease than men, and physicians are often unaware of new treatment strategies.
Under the leadership of Dr. Glenn D Braunstein, the Thyroid Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai has become a first for the West Coast: a highly specialized treatment center and multidisciplinary program for thyroid cancer and other thyroid conditions. The center offers state of the art treatment that is tailored to each patient's specific needs with member physicians having extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer and other thyroid conditions.
Established in 2007, the Center is poised for continued growth, with a focus on continuing to build physician expertise based on the latest medical research, while incorporating advanced treatments into a personalized and comprehensive patient care plan. By collaborating with other leading medical institutes, patients have access to additional treatment protocols as soon as they are available.
"When a person hears the word 'cancer,' they can't help but think of the worst," as Dr. Braunstein explains. "The good news about thyroid cancer is that we can do a lot of things for people-the vast majority will survive with an excellent quality of life."
The Thyroid Cancer Center brings together a group of highly specialized physicians and health professionals with in-depth thyroid cancer experience, including:
- Surgeons and Otolaryngologists
- Radiation Oncologists
- Medical Geneticists
- Nuclear Medicine Specialists and Radiologists
- Speech Therapists
The team consults regularly, helping to ensure effective communication and smooth coordination of care for patients with thyroid cancer.
Using the latest diagnostic tools, the Thyroid Cancer Center's specialists are experienced in treating the following thyroid conditions:
- Thyroid cancer
- Thyroid nodules
- Hashimoto's thyroiditis
The Thyroid Cancer Center offers leading-edge treatments based on research conducted at Cedars-Sinai and at other major medical centers.
In the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue, Cedars-Sinai once again ranked among America's best in Cancer, Diabetes and Endocrinology.