Hide This

FREEHER HealthToolkit

HER Health Toolkit

Sign up for EmpowHER updates and you'll receive our
FREE HER Health Toolkit

Thyroid Cancer

Get Email Updates

Thyroid Cancer Guide

Christine Jeffries

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.

ASK

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!

How Is Thyroid Cancer Diagnosed? - Dr. Terris (VIDEO)

By Dr. David Terris Expert
 
Rate This

More Videos from Dr. David Terris 21 videos in this series

How Is Thyroid Cancer Diagnosed? - Dr. Terris (VIDEO)
How Is Thyroid Cancer Diagnosed? - Dr. Terris (VIDEO)
12 of 21 : Current video

Dr. Terris explains how thyroid cancer is diagnosed.

Dr. Terris:
Well, usually it's detected either by feeling a nodule or oftentimes nowadays, an individual may get a scan of the neck for some other reason, maybe they had neck pain, they get an MRI scan, or somebody is worried about their carotid artery so they get an ultrasound of the neck and somebody detects a nodule in the thyroid gland.

But in some fashion or another, somebody recognizes that there is a mass in the thyroid gland, and then typically the next step is to put a needle into that mass, take out some cells, and that is where we demonstrate that it’s a cancer.

About Dr. David Terris, M.D.:
Dr. David J. Terris is a Professor, Department Chair and Porubsky Distinguished Chair in the Otolaryngology Department at the Medical College of Georgia. He graduated with his B.A. from Cornell University and his medical doctorate from Duke University Medical School.

Visit Dr. Terris at the Medical College of Georgia

Improved

1699 Health

Changed

640 Lives

Saved

496 Lives
4 lives impacted in the last 24 hrs Learn More

Take Our Featured Health Poll

Do your teens have their own cellphones?:
View Results