- Blood test (calcitonin blood test for medullary cancer)
- Needle biopsy
- Scan of the thyroid
- TSH, free T4
- Ultrasound of the thyroid
Screening and Tests for Thyroid Cancer
Screening for thyroid cancer requires an evaluation of symptoms, and a complete medical and family medical history. A doctor will perform a physical examination, examining the neck to search for the most common sign of thyroid cancer - a small, painless lump in the neck. Once the doctor suspects the patient may have a possible thyroid condition, tests for thyroid cancer may be ordered, which include:
If you experience thyroid issues, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Early detection is vital to provide appropriate treatment that may improve the prognosis and reduce complications. Request an appointment with a thyroid specialist at Florida Hospital today.