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Is there a noninvasive procedure to check for thyroid cancer or problems?

13 doctors weighed in
6 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

Even a blood test requires a needle stick -- and the needle stick for a fine needle aspiration of the thyroid gland is even smaller! symptoms say a lot -- but confirmation requires some sort of "invasive" procedure.
Smile -- it is not so painful or difficult to do.

In brief: Not really

Even a blood test requires a needle stick -- and the needle stick for a fine needle aspiration of the thyroid gland is even smaller! symptoms say a lot -- but confirmation requires some sort of "invasive" procedure.
Smile -- it is not so painful or difficult to do.
Dr. Lester Thompson
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Dr. Yash Khanna
thyroid cancer can only be diagnosed by doing and ultrasound guided biopsy.The other disorders of thyroid are diagnosed by direct exam,if there is a goiter ultrasond exam to confirm the size and blood test for hypo and hyperthyroidism.
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There is blood test to check if there is any problems with thyroid first initially.
Then there is ultrasound to see any abnormality before biopsy is done

In brief: Yes

There is blood test to check if there is any problems with thyroid first initially.
Then there is ultrasound to see any abnormality before biopsy is done
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: First, Thyroid

Cancer is not very common.
It usually shows up with a a nodule in the thyroid. The steps to work that up are thyroid function tests: tsh, t3 (liothyronine). A nuclear medicine and ultraound scan, and finally a biopsy which is invasive. Most types are slow growing and curable. Anaplastic thyroid is the rarest, and the worst.

In brief: First, Thyroid

Cancer is not very common.
It usually shows up with a a nodule in the thyroid. The steps to work that up are thyroid function tests: tsh, t3 (liothyronine). A nuclear medicine and ultraound scan, and finally a biopsy which is invasive. Most types are slow growing and curable. Anaplastic thyroid is the rarest, and the worst.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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