Trusted Care for Conditions of the Thyroid, Adrenal and Pituitary Glands and More

At the Orlando Health Cancer Institute’s Endocrine Cancer Center, we understand how a cancer diagnosis can affect you and your family.

Our fellowship-trained physicians are highly specialized in all types of endocrine cancer and are ready to provide expert diagnosis and treatment for every facet of your care. Our multidisciplinary team includes endocrinologists, surgeons, oncologists, radiologists and specialized nurses.

Our coordinated care approach means every aspect of your treatment will be handled by our compassionate team members, who will design a care plan to meet your unique needs.

Types of Endocrine Cancer

There are many types of endocrine cancer, which can be found in any of the glands and cells responsible for producing the hormones that control our cells and organs. Treatment options are often influenced by the location of the cancer.

Risk Factors 

Unlike with many other cancers, we don’t know a lot about endocrine tumor risk factors, other than above average exposure to radiation and links to various genetic conditions.

The cause of most neuroendocrine tumors is unknown, and researchers have not yet identified any avoidable risk factors. These tumors are more common among women than men. There may be links with a variety of hereditary conditions, including Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 and tuberous sclerosis complex.

With thyroid cancers, three in four cases are in women and about two-thirds are in the 20 to 55 age group. Diets low in iodine and exposure to moderate levels of radiation may also play a role. There also are genetic links, including multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 and a family history of medullary thyroid cancer or precancerous polyps in the colon.

Adrenal cancers have links to several genetic conditions, including multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, Neurofibromatosis type 1 and Carney complex.


Endocrine cancer symptoms can vary widely, based on where the tumor is located and often are similar to other conditions. In some instances, there are no symptoms. But among the more common symptoms:

Meet the Endocrine Cancer Team

Our highly specialized team of fellowship-trained physicians can provide top care for all forms of endocrine cancer. As members of your greater cancer care team at the Cancer Institute, we work to deliver outstanding care and the best possible outcome.

  • Clinical Trials

    When appropriate, we also offer our patients the option to participate in clinical trials to try a promising new medical drug or other treatment.

  • Diagnosis and Treatments

    Making treatment decisions can be overwhelming. Our promise is to work with you to find the best treatment plan for you or your loved one.

  • Request an Appointment

    If you have been diagnosed with endocrine cancer, our highly specialized team is ready to evaluate you and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.

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