What To Think About
- Blood tests may be done before a thyroid scan
to measure the amount of thyroid hormones (TSH, T3, and T4) in your blood. For
more information, see the topics
Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) and
Thyroid Hormone Tests.
- Cancer of
the thyroid is usually treated with surgery. If the tumor is large, has spread
outside the thyroid gland, or has recurred, it may then be treated with very
high doses of radioactive iodine. After treating recurring thyroid cancer, a
scan of the entire body can be done to see where the cancer has spread.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology
May 31, 2011
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