Parathyroid disease is rare. But, as an academic medical center, we see more cases than any provider in the South Florida region. If you or a loved one are diagnosed with parathyroid disease, contact us for immediate access to our experienced care team.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center can ensure an accurate diagnosis between primary parathyroid disease, secondary parathyroid disease, and parathyroid cancer. Our team of physician experts, endocrinologists, surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, and pathologists will evaluate and plan treatment for your exact condition.
Because it's very rare, parathyroid cancer doesn’t use a staging system and describes the tumor as:
- Localized parathyroid cancer: Found in a parathyroid gland and possibly in nearby tissues
- Metastatic parathyroid cancer: Has spread to another part of the body, such as the bones, liver, lungs, lymph nodes or other areas
- Recurrent parathyroid cancer: Cancer that's come back after treatment
Why Choose Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center?
Sylvester is an NCI-designated cancer center. The National Cancer Institute has recognized Sylvester for its outstanding work conducting research in its laboratories, treating patients in its clinics and hospitals, and reaching out to medically underserved communities with innovative prevention strategies.
Only center in South Florida with a specialty endocrine testing center. Our specialized testing centers improves diagnosis accuracy, leading to more precise treatments and better results. Located at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the center is staffed by specialized nurses and technical assistants who perform complex hormone tests.
Advanced radiation oncology tools. Sylvester is one of only five medical centers in the country with ViewRay™ — MRI-guided radiation therapy. Our RapidArc® radiotherapy system delivers intensity modulated external radiation therapy (IMRT). These tools lead to more efficient and effective treatments, shorter treatment times, pinpoint accuracy in tumor targeting, and less damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
More cancer clinical trials than any other South Florida hospital. If appropriate for your cancer and stage, our clinical trials provide you with easy access to the newest ways to treat and potentially cure your cancer.