Endocrine Cancer Treatments

Treatment for endocrine cancer may involve a single treatment or a combination of therapies. Treatment options include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Surgery 
  • Radiation therapy
  • Hormone therapy: This may help stop the tumor from growing or to relieve symptoms caused by the tumor. If your thyroid was removed, you will receive thyroid hormone for life to help your body continue to function normally.
  • Immunotherapy 
  • Targeted therapy

Palliative medicine

Side effects from cancer treatment can affect your quality of life and your body’s ability to respond to treatment. Our palliative medicine specialists:

  • Treat pain and other physical symptoms of cancer, such as fatigue, nausea, trouble sleeping, poor appetite, breathing problems and weight loss
  • Treat emotional symptoms, such as depression and anxiety
  • Improve your body’s ability to tolerate cancer treatments
  • Help you better understand tests, procedures and options
  • Guide you and those who care for you to helpful outside resources


Northwestern Medicine offers advanced treatments for endocrine cancer from an experienced multidisciplinary team of specialists.