Papillary Thyroid Cancer

Papillary carcinoma of the thyroid is the most common cancer of the thyroid gland. This type of cancer is more common in women than in men and accounts for about 80% off all diagnosed thyroid cancers. Thyroid cancer usually begins as a small lump (nodule) in the thyroid gland, which is located at the center of the front of the neck. 

Programs + Services


Head + Neck Cancer Center

Visit the Head and Neck Cancer Center to find out more about treatment for all head and neck cancers, including mouth (oral) and throat cancer.
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Thyroid Disease Clinic

The Thyroid Disease Clinic at Tufts Medical Center in Boston provides comprehensive diagnostic services and treatment for hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and thyroid cancer.
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Doctors + Care Team

Jacqueline T. Kung, MD

Jacqueline T. Kung, MD

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Title(s): Director, Thyroid Disease Clinic; Endocrinologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5689
Fax #: 617-636-8187

Thyroid disease, neck ultrasound, thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy

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Miriam O'Leary, MD, FACS
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Miriam O'Leary, MD, FACS

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Title(s): Director, Otolaryngology Residency Program; Otolaryngologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Otolaryngology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3030
Fax #: 617-636-1479

Head and neck cancer, management of thyroid cancer and hyperparathyroidism, head and neck reconstruction including microvascular techniques, management of radiation-related complications

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Richard O. Wein, MD, FACS
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Richard O. Wein, MD, FACS

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Title(s): Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Otolaryngology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8711
Fax #: 617-636-1479

Head and neck surgical oncology, head and neck reconstruction, management of salivary and thyroid disorders, management of radiation-related complications, maxillofacial trauma, sleep apnea and sleep endoscopy

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