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Is Normal Thyroid Blood Tests More Likely Thyroid Cancer With Nodules?
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Is Normal Thyroid Blood Tests More Likely Thyroid Cancer With Nodules?

Dr.Lupo,

Over a week ago I had my T3,T4,and TSH blood test,and they are all normal and I have the 3 small thyroid nodules,including the one that has grown 4mm in almost 3 years,that I'm getting another FNA at Upenn on April 18. My TSH is 2.35.I know you once posted to me a few years ago,that actually a somewhat high and high TSH was more common with thyroid cancer.

If can answer when you can I would appeciate it.

Thank You.
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TSH of 2.35 is normal and would not indicate any increased risk.
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I know there are many people who have had their thyroids removed because of large nodules that turned out to be benign and they didn't have any thyroid conditions,but I also know that most people with thyroid cancer have *normal* thyroid blood tests.
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