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Does taking Synthroid (thyroxine) daily fior hypothyroidism increase your risk for cancer? In males?
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: No. Synthroid (thyroxine)
Simply replaces absent or inadequate thyroid hormone.
It prevents you from being hypothyroid, or perhaps being overstimulated by tsh, the pituitary hormone that drive thyroid growth. There is no risk of it causing a cancer. Some would put you on it if yo had thyroid cancer, to prevent the TSH from stimulating its growth.

In brief: No. Synthroid (thyroxine)
Simply replaces absent or inadequate thyroid hormone.
It prevents you from being hypothyroid, or perhaps being overstimulated by tsh, the pituitary hormone that drive thyroid growth. There is no risk of it causing a cancer. Some would put you on it if yo had thyroid cancer, to prevent the TSH from stimulating its growth.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
No.

In brief: No
No.
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