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

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

A physician cannot tell that you have thyroid cancer by looking at the TSH level.
The best way to evaluate for malignancy in a thyroid is to perform a fine needle biopsy.

In brief: No

A physician cannot tell that you have thyroid cancer by looking at the TSH level.
The best way to evaluate for malignancy in a thyroid is to perform a fine needle biopsy.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz
Agree, but a high TSH may increase the risk. A fine needle biopsy is the best test for diagnosis.
Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery

In brief: Usually not

Most patient with thyroid cancer have perfectly normal thyroid function as determined by their blood levels/lab work.

In brief: Usually not

Most patient with thyroid cancer have perfectly normal thyroid function as determined by their blood levels/lab work.
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