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Does high TSH indicate cancer?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: No!

Tsh stands for "thyroid stimulating hormone".
It does exactly what it says; stimulates your thyroid to produce hormones! if your thyroid is not producing enough thyroid hormone, your TSH will go up. So a high TSH simply means you have an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). There are many conditions that cause this, and they are easily treatable. See your health provider!

In brief: No!

Tsh stands for "thyroid stimulating hormone".
It does exactly what it says; stimulates your thyroid to produce hormones! if your thyroid is not producing enough thyroid hormone, your TSH will go up. So a high TSH simply means you have an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). There are many conditions that cause this, and they are easily treatable. See your health provider!
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