If you have recently been told you have or are suspected of having thyroid cancer, you will have already met some of the people involved in your care. These health professionals work within a team which is called a specialist Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) which is based at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital. The members of the thyroid cancer MDT are experts at treating and managing cancer.

Conditions Treated:

Initial treatments may depend on factors that your Doctor and Clinical Nurse Specialist will discuss with you.  Treatments may include removal of one lobe of the Thyroid gland, removal of the whole Thyroid gland, removal of local Lymph nodes, Radioactive Iodine, Radiotherapy (occasional use only) or surveillance.

Multidisciplinary Team

Consultant Surgeons Consultant Oncologists
Mr Ramez Nassif Dr Tom Roques
Mr Peter Tassone Christopher Scrase (Ipswich Hospital)
Mr Simon Pain
Andreas Hilger (Ipswich Hospital)
Chandana Wijewardena (QEH)
Nick Redwood (QEH)
Consultant Radiologists
Clare Beadsmoore
Consultant Histopathologists
  Dr Xenia Tyler

Thyroid Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist
Ingrid Haupt-Schott  – To contact the Clinical Nurse Specialist please call 029 2061 5888 ext.6308
John Chapman (Ipswich Hospital)

MDT Coordinator
Linda Morris
To contact the MDT Coordinator please call 01603 286757

Patient Support Services

Butterfly Trust

Macmillan Cancer Support and Thyroid Cancer

Big C Support and Information Centre

The Big C offers many complimentary therapies, financial and emotional support, and support groups for people affected by all types of cancer.

British Thyroid Foundation

Useful Information

Low Iodine Diet

Cancer Registration: Why it matters and what you need to know.

Radioactive Iodine Treatment for Thyroid Cancer Patient Information