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How is medullary thyroid cancer diagnosed?

Physicians typically diagnose medullary thyroid cancer with a test to measure the level of serum calcitonin in the body. Calcitonin is produced by C-cells in the thyroid gland. If the level is high, your doctor may suspect medullary thyroid cancer. Other tests include a biopsy of the thyroid gland, which is when cells are removed through a needle and tested for cancer; a scan of the thyroid gland; and genetic testing. Your doctor will also perform a physical examination to check for swelling or lumps in the neck.

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