Dr. George Tershakovec, General Surgeon with Homestead Hospital, says all the information about any thyroid test needs to be interpreted correctly by a physician. The specialist does not recommend the home test kit or something similar. In addition, he suggests not consulting "Dr. Google" or consulting someone other than a qualified doctor.
Thyroid basically regulates metabolism. When it doesnâ€™t work properly, it could cause problems. Dr. George Tershakovec, General Surgeon with Homestead Hospital, explains thyroid gland communicates with the pituitary gland. It reads levels of hormones and particularly from the thyroid, especially how the hormone is active in the bloodstream.
Although the thyroid cancer is most common in women, men do have it as well. Radiation exposure is the main cause of thyroid cancer, affirms Dr. George Tershakovec, General Surgeon with Homestead Hospital. He also says, surgery treatment is the best choice for patients who have the condition. After that, the oncologist determines if it is necessary another complementary treatment, like radioactive iodine.