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Understanding Your Diagnosis

  • Thyroid Cancer: Tests After Diagnosis

    After a diagnosis of thyroid cancer, you will likely have other tests to help your healthcare providers learn more about your cancer. The test results help your healthcare providers decide the best ways to treat the cancer.

  • Biopsy

    Detailed information on biopsy, including the most common types of biopsy such as endoscopic biopsy, bone marrow biopsy, excisional biopsy, incisional biopsy, fine needle aspiration biopsy, punch biopsy, shave biopsy, and skin biopsy

  • Thyroid Function Tests

    Detailed information on the most common types of thyroid function tests

  • Thyroid Cancer: Stages

    The stage of a cancer is how much and how far the cancer has spread in your body. Your healthcare provider uses exams and tests to find out the size of the cancer, where it is, and whether it has spread. The stage of a cancer is one of the most important things to know when deciding how to treat the cancer.

  • Thyroid Cancer: Symptoms

    A persistent cough is one of the most common symptoms of thyroid cancer.