What it’s like to get a Thyroid Ultrasound Exam

If you have trouble swallowing, trouble breathing, have pain in your neck or notice a lump in your neck, your doctor may want you to get a thyroid ultrasound. The exam can help diagnose thyroid cancer, of which there will be an estimated 56,870 new cases in 2017 according to the American Cancer Society. A thyroid ultrasound is an extremely easy test, it involves no radiation, and it doesn’t take long. If your doctor says you need a thyroid ultrasound exam, here’s what to expect:

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