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Does high TSH indicate cancer?

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Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
No!: Tsh stands for "thyroid stimulating hormone". It does exactly what it says; stimulates your thyroid to produce hormones! if your thyroid is not producing enough thyroid hormone, your TSH will go up. So a high TSH simply means you have an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). There are many conditions that cause this, and they are easily treatable. See your health provider!
Answered on Apr 24, 2019

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