Thyroid Cancer Screening Testing 101: A Bad Idea for Most People

Thyroid Cancer Screening Testing 101: A Bad Idea for Most People

Thyroid Cancer Screening Testing 101: A Bad Idea for Most People

 Thyroid Cancer Screening Testing 101: A Bad Idea for Most People.

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Remember My Simple Rules.

It All begins with the unnecessary screening thyroid ultrasound.

  1. No screening for thyroid cancer begins with a seemingly harmless thyroid ultrasound.
  2. If you have no reason to been evaluated for thyroid nodules and cancer say NO to the ultrasound. If you have the US anyway it could lead to a slippery slope to the operating room for no reason.
  3. U.S. Preventive Services task force recommends against screening for thyroid nodules and cancer
  4. The reason to allow an thyroid ultrasound includes a palpable nodule, history or thyroid cancer in the family, or goiter or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Also first degree family with hypothyroidismor hyperthyroidism. Finally external radiation for other cancers.
  5. No indications? Just say NO to the thyroid ultrasound requested by your physician.

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Screening for Breast,colon,cervical are recommended.

Thyroid, endometrial, lung without a smoking history, and prostate cancers are not recommend for screening without an indication.

 

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