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If you have thyroid cancer will your TSH level in your blood test be bad?

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Dr. Alen Cohen
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

Your blood tests can all be completely normal with thyroid cancer.
There is absolutely no correlation between your blood tests and thyroid cancer. The only way to diagnose thyroid cancer is by fna of a suspicious nodule.

In brief: No

Your blood tests can all be completely normal with thyroid cancer.
There is absolutely no correlation between your blood tests and thyroid cancer. The only way to diagnose thyroid cancer is by fna of a suspicious nodule.
Dr. Alen Cohen
Dr. Alen Cohen
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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Usually not.

Tsh controls how the thyroid makes thyroid hormones.
Tsh levels change in response to hormone levels. Thyroid cancers don't make thyroid hormones, so TSH isn't usually affected. Tsh itself is a hormone that can stimulate some throid cancers. One goal of thyoid cancer treatment is low TSH levels.

In brief: Usually not.

Tsh controls how the thyroid makes thyroid hormones.
Tsh levels change in response to hormone levels. Thyroid cancers don't make thyroid hormones, so TSH isn't usually affected. Tsh itself is a hormone that can stimulate some throid cancers. One goal of thyoid cancer treatment is low TSH levels.
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually not

Thryoid cancer, in and of itself, usually is not related to changes in the TSH level.

In brief: Usually not

Thryoid cancer, in and of itself, usually is not related to changes in the TSH level.
Dr. Eric Whitman
Dr. Eric Whitman
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