The multidisciplinary Endocrine team specializes in cancers of the hormone-producing glands of the endocrine system including the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands, pancreas, intestines and pituitary glands. While most endocrine tumors are benign (non-cancerous), some will become cancerous. Endocrine tumors are much less common than other types of cancers.
The good news is that when you choose UofL Health -- Brown Cancer Center, you are choosing the team that offers the latest in surgical techniques, radiation therapy, drug therapies and clinical trials.
Our physicians use innovative technologies and personalized medicine to provide our patients with the best possible chance of a cure.
We mean that the clinical plan for each patient is:
Customized – you are not a case; you are a patient, and each individual’s care is tailored to the needs of the patient
Comprehensive – we consider the physical, emotional, psychological and social needs of each patient to ensure holistic care that provides the best care and outcomes possible
Coordinated – as your multidisciplinary endocrine team, all the physicians and specialists who are providing your treatment meet for a team conference to synthesize their efforts
Each member of your clinical team meets together in one room to collaborate and bring the best knowledge to the table to discuss your diagnosis and determine the best course of treatment moving forward. This approach ensures that each and every patient receives the ideal combination of treatments and therapies.
In addition, you’ll meet with your highly trained multidisciplinary team of physicians, including a surgical oncologist, otolaryngologist, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist, all on the same day and walk out with a treatment plan. Your team also includes a pathologist and radiologist.
But because we know cancer treatment is not just about medical care, it’s about patients – your team will include a nurse navigator who coordinates all aspects of your care. It may also include speech pathologists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, nutritionists, rehabilitation specialists and other appropriate medical professionals.
In addition, our specially trained oncology nurses will care for you before, during, and after treatment; help manage cancer trials; and educate you about what to expect when you go home from the hospital. They also communicate with your family members and other members of your support team to address their needs and concerns.