Latest in Thyroid and Endocrine Cancers
The rates of thyroid and endocrine cancers are on the rise and having the right treatment early is important. In this webinar, we will discuss how cancer affects the thyroid, a gland at the base of the throat. We will also explain the different types of thyroid cancers, incidence rates locally and nationally, and share available treatment options.
As with most cancer treatment, conventional therapy including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery are options in treating thyroid cancers, but there are also many alternative and novel approaches to treating thyroid and endocrine cancers that we will explore in our time together.
Session participants will learn about:
- The types of thyroid cancer
- Statewide and national incidence rates
- Prognosis and work up for thyroid cancer
- Treatment options for thyroid cancer
- The role of a multidisciplinary team in the treatment of thyroid cancer
- How employers can support employees undergoing thyroid cancer treatment
About our speaker:
Kathryn Coan, MD,
Endocrine/General Surgeon Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center – Surgical Specialties Clinic in the Arizona Service Area
Dr. Kathryn Coan’s expertise includes endocrine surgery, specifically thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgeries and is board certified in general surgery. She is a member of the Arizona Medical Association, American College of Surgeons and American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.
Dr. Coan received her medical degree from The University of New Mexico. She completed her residency in general surgery at Mayo Clinic Hospital and a fellowship in endocrine surgery at The Medical College of Wisconsin. Her special interests include improving quality of care for her patients and she is passionate about learning and continuing her medical education.
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