ENDOCRINE CANCER SURGERY
Endocrine surgery refers to the removal of cancer found in tissues of the endocrine system. The endocrine glands include the thyroid, adrenal, pancreas, parathyroid, and the pituitary glands. Endocrine cancer starts in one of these glands. Thyroid cancer is one of the most common endocrine cancers and begins with thyroid glands. Normally, some of these tumors (that grows in endocrine glands) are benign, which means, they are not cancerous. However, the benign tumors are also treated in the same way as the cancerous tumors.
The endocrine glands are responsible to produce hormones, which are nothing but body messengers. Hormones travel through the bloodstream and reach out the target organ to deliver the message of how to react to metabolism, growth, reproduction, and mood too. Any change in the DNA gives birth to the abnormal cells, which further produce cancer tumors.
As the hormones are important for the body to maintain balance, both cancerous and non-cancerous endocrine glands can cause a serious issue, if not treated. Therefore, treatment such as surgery or radiation therapy is recommended to the patient. For any endocrine tumor, treatment involves surgery and those that are cancerous, are treated with radiation therapy.
Patients also are recommended hormonal therapy to balance out the hormonal level in the body. No two patients can be prescribed the same treatment approach. Depending on the type of tumor and health history, SaiShree cancer specialists suggest a unique course of therapy that suits individual patients.
At SaiShree Hospital, we address every aspect of the patient. From their health history to complications on different body locations, we make sure the tumor is removed from their endocrine glands without causing any sort of collateral damage to the patient’s body.