Thyroid Cancer: Screening

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Source: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Last Reviewed: May 2017

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends against thyroid cancer screening in the general population. This recommendation applies to adults who:

  • Don’t have a family history of thyroid cancer
  • Don’t have previous exposure
  • Don’t have certain inherited genetic cancer conditions
  • Don’t have symptoms
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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (2017). Thyroid Cancer: Screening. Retrieved from