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Screening for Thyroid Cancer
- Assessing your medical history and lifestyle habits that may increase or decrease your risk of thyroid cancer
- Testing to identify early signs of thyroid cancer
- A history of exposure to radiation
- Family members with either multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) associated thyroid cancer or non-MEN associated thyroid cancer
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- Reviewer: Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
- Review Date: 09/2014
- Update Date: 09/17/2014