Thyroid Cancer | All You Need To Know About Thyroid Cancer

Diagnosis of thyroid cancer

Diagnosis of thyroid cancer is usually determined through a combination of physical examination, medical imaging, blood tests and biopsy.

  • During a physical examination, a doctor will feel for lumps or swelling in the neck and may use a stethoscope to listen for changes in the sound of the thyroid gland.
  • Medical imaging such as ultrasound, CT scans and MRI scans help to identify lumps or enlargement in the thyroid and any other suspicious areas in the surrounding tissue.
  • Blood tests, such as a TSH test, can be used to measure the amount of thyroid hormones in the body and to determine whether the thyroid is overactive or underactive.
  • A biopsy can then be performed to analyse a sample of the thyroid tissue and definitively diagnose thyroid cancer.