Thyroid Cancer

overweight person with thyroid cancer

Thyroid cancer is cancer that forms in the butterfly-shaped gland known as the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland sits at the base of the throat and produces hormones that help control heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and weight.

At Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center, our clinicians and researchers are pioneers in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer and have published groundbreaking research in the development of molecularly targeted therapies such as sorafenib for the treatment of advanced thyroid cancer.

Our approach to cancer diagnosis and treatment provides better outcomes and provides access to the most advanced treatment, surgeries, and clinical trials. Our researchers are leading the way in developing effective, personalized therapies for those patients who have previously had few options for treatment.

Oncology Navigators

Every step of cancer treatment, from a cancer diagnosis and treatment, to forming a survivorship plan, comes with different needs and issues that should be addressed.

Oncology navigators are committed to making sure every patient experience is as comfortable as possible. They are experts in navigating complex health care situations and serve as a consistent point of contact and a reliable source for advice, support and direction for patients and families.