After treatment for thyroid cancer, you will need follow-up care to make sure you are healing well and your cancer has not returned. We work closely with your endocrinologist to ensure optimal follow-up. However, if you do not have an endocrinologist we will expedite a referral.
You will also have access to our wide range of support services, such as our:
Survivorship Program. Our survivorship program provides education and support about what to expect and how to take care of yourself after thyroid cancer.
Mental health support: Psychosocial oncology. Thyroid cancer often strikes when you are least expecting a cancer diagnosis. Turn to our team of psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers and chaplains for help with anxiety, depression, fear of recurrence and other issues. We can also link you with support groups and other resources in the community. Find out more.
Cancer Patient Support Center. On the third floor of our west wing, our patient support center is an 8,000 square-foot pavilion dedicated to your healing, wellness, education and recovery. Take a healthy cooking class, practice mindfulness meditation, enjoy some art or music therapy, use our computer lab, or relax with others in our central gathering room. Find out more.
With an emphasis on healing, recovery, wellness and disease prevention, Miami Cancer Institute’s Survivorship Program team is right there with you as you move into the next phase of your life.
Ringing of the bell
A bright silver bell hangs in the lobby of Miami Cancer Institute. The ringing of the bell signals the end of active treatment. This tradition was started by rear admiral in the U.S. Navy, Irve Le Moyne, who was undergoing radiation for head and neck cancer. He planned to follow a Navy tradition of ringing a bell to signify “when the job was done.” Now nearly all facilities have a similar bell that patients can ring to mark the end of treatment.