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How well does a thyroid ultrasound tell if you have cancer or not?
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Pretty good
The thyroid ultrasound does not directly tell you if you have cancer. The ultrasound identifies suspicious areas of the thyroid.
Then, if the areas are suspicious enough, you may undergo a biopsy where a needle is placed into the thyroid area and samples are examined under a microscope to see if you have thyroid cancer or not.

In brief: Pretty good
The thyroid ultrasound does not directly tell you if you have cancer. The ultrasound identifies suspicious areas of the thyroid.
Then, if the areas are suspicious enough, you may undergo a biopsy where a needle is placed into the thyroid area and samples are examined under a microscope to see if you have thyroid cancer or not.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
In brief: Not
Shows features of the nodules.
Need biopsy to see if cancerous. Easy test. I perform hundreds of these biopsies a year.

In brief: Not
Shows features of the nodules.
Need biopsy to see if cancerous. Easy test. I perform hundreds of these biopsies a year.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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