Does Someone in Your Family Have Thyroid Cancer?

Family is important!  Unfortunately, when it comes to genetics, its importance is relative.  Studies have shown a higher risk of thyroid cancer in an individual if they have relatives with papillary thyroid cancer.  Therefore, the recommendation is to be checked for thyroid cancer with an ultrasound if you have relatives with thyroid cancer.  Thyroid cancer is a rapidly growing disease.  The last 3 decades have seen a 2 to 3 fold increase in incidence!

HOW TO GET SCREENED
A thyroid ultrasound is an easy test and can effectively screen for the presence of thyroid cancer.  This is painless and is offered at the Thyroid Institute of Utah.  No referral is required unless mandated by your insurance plan.  An early diagnosis can help effectively treat this cancer with a high rate of cure.

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