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A 34-year-old female asked:

how do doctors know to check for thyroid cancer? what symptoms are markers for it

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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A nodule: Hi. Presence of a thyroid nodule (a mass) prompts consideration of thyroid cancer (unless it's a hyperthyroid nodule...not a thyroid cancer risk). No nodule, no concern for thyroid cancer. Do you have have a nodule, or are you one of the "worried well"? Good luck!

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Last updated Jan 21, 2017

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