Thyroid Cancer

There is hope, innovation and support available for those with thyroid cancer here at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The University of Michigan's Multidisciplinary Thyroid Cancer Clinic, part of the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center Endocrine Oncology Program, offers comprehensive interdisciplinary care for patients with all types of thyroid cancers. Our team includes endocrine surgeons, endocrinologists, oncologists, nuclear medicine specialists, pathologists, radiation oncologists, genetic counselors and others who are leaders in their fields. Cases are reviewed weekly by our Multidisciplinary Thyroid Tumor Board. We are often referred patients with complex problems requiring care not available elsewhere. Our physicians routinely treat patients with the most advanced forms of thyroid cancer.

Thyroid Cancer and Genetics

An abnormal gene has been found in patients with some forms of thyroid cancer. If medullary thyroid cancer is found, the patient may have been born with a certain abnormal gene which may have led to the cancer. Family members may have also inherited this abnormal gene. Tests have been developed to determine who has the genetic defect long before any cancer appears. For this reason, we work closely with the Cancer Genetics Clinic and include these clinicians on our tumor board.


We're sensitive to the anxiety women and men with thyroid cancer experience, so counseling and emotional support are integral parts of care. Our patients and their families have access to Patient Support Services. Please take time to visit theis area of te website as it shows all the resources available to you at every point in your care.

Make an appointment/referral or have your questions answered

Our Patient Care Center is staffed by oncology nurses and is just a phone call away to answer your questions or to assist you in making an appointment. For more information, visit our Appointments web page.

Please call 800-865-1125 or email to make an appointment or for the answers to questions you may have.

If you would like to refer a patient, please contact our M-Line service: 800-962-3555.

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