Chemotherapy for Endocrine and Thyroid Cancer

What Is Chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is a type of medical oncology that involves the use of anti-cancer drugs. This outpatient cancer treatment often occurs over the course of a few months.

If chemo symptoms or side effects become hard to manage, you may need a short stay in the hospital.

Doctors use chemo to both treat cancer and relieve cancer symptoms.

Chemotherapy Treatments for Endocrine Cancers

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center offers a full range of chemo options for endocrine and thyroid cancers.

Our medical and radiation oncologists work closely to decide if your treatment plan will combine both approaches. If so, they will plan the timing of your chemo and radiation treatments to maximize positive results.

The team communicates and works together to make sure you receive the right treatments for your type of endocrine cancer.

New Anti-Cancer Drugs Through Clinical Trials

Our partner — the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute — is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the region.

This allows us to offer you the chance to take part in clinical trials of breakthrough endocrine cancer treatments. Many times, you won't find these treatments anywhere else.

Clinical trials are a vital part of endocrine and thyroid cancer care. We integrate them into each patient's treatment plan when fitting.

Contact Us About Chemo for Endocrine and Thyroid Cancer

To learn more about endocrine and thyroid cancer care at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, please call us at 412-647-2811. Or, complete an endocrine and thyroid cancer contact form.