Phone: (443883-1009 or 410-306-7197
Fax: (410) 296-2444
 

ADULT AND PEDIATRIC OTOLARYNGOLOGY

We are excited to share that the improvements to our office at GBMC are nearly completed. The office has joined with The Johns Hopkins Dept of Otolaryngology/Head and Surgery. The goal of this is to better offer the most advanced quality of care. During the time of this short transition period, please excuse the reduced number of in office appointments that are currently available. We do apologize for any frustration that this may create. Thank you for your understanding during this transition period. We are sure that you will appreciate the expanded services that will soon be available for you here at the GBMC office.

 

Thyroid Cancer
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As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

Thyroid cancer is usually recognized by thyroid nodules or swelling of the thyroid gland (goiter). A benign thyroid nodule is called an adenoma. Diagnostic techniques used to identify thyroid cancer are ultrasound, fine needle biopsy, nuclear medicine or CT scan. Other symptoms include hoarseness, difficulty breathing or swallowing, neck pain, swollen lymph nodes, weight loss or coughing. In addition to surgery to remove the cancerous tissue, your doctor may recommend a radioactive iodine treatment. In more serious cases, radiation and/or chemotherapy may be required. Note that if any or all of the thyroid is surgically removed, you will have to take replacement thyroid hormones in pill form for the remainder of your life to keep your metabolism functioning at an optimal level for your good health.

If you have lasting symptoms that are suggestive of one of these cancers, please contact our office right away and schedule an appointment with one of our otolaryngologists.


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Monday:8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday:8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday:8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday:8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday:8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday:Closed
Sunday:Closed