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Byetta Thyroid Cancer Tests and Diagnosis


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Byetta Thyroid Cancer Tests and DiagnosisDiagnosis of Byetta thyroid cancer typically involves a number of tests and diagnostic procedures. Prompt attention to the signs and symptoms of thyroid cancer is the best way to diagnose the disease in its early stages. If you have any of the characteristic symptoms, you should contact your doctor immediately for additional Byetta thyroid cancer tests and diagnosis procedures.

Free Confidential Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer or pancreatic cancer after using Byetta, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of Byetta and we can help.

What tests are used to diagnose Byetta-induced thyroid cancer?

Byetta thyroid cancer tests and diagnosis procedures may include:
Physical exam – The doctor will conduct a thorough physical examination to look for enlargement or lumps in the neck, as well as feel for the thyroid gland’s firmness.
Biopsy – Procedure often performed on suspicious thyroid nodules to look for cancer. Biopsies are usually performed with a needle in a procedure called ‘fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNA). In other cases, patients will undergo a surgical biopsy, where the nodule or thyroid gland itself is removed altogether.

Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) blood tests – Used to assess the thyroid’s activity and to test for hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. However, TSH tests cannot diagnose thyroid cancer or detect cancerous cysts.

Calcium tests – When medullary thyroid cancer is suspected, doctors may test for elevated levels of calcium in the bloodstream, which is an indicator of the disease.

Genetic testing – May be used to identify the abnormal gene associated with some cases of thyroid cancer.

Imaging tests – A number of imaging tests may be performed to look for thyroid cancer. These procedures may include:

  • Nuclear scan – Also known as a radioactive iodine uptake (RAI-U) scan, this procedure identifies nodules that absorb more radioactive iodine (so-called ‘hot nodules’) which are more likely to be benign.
  • Computed tomography (CT scan) – Specialized type of X-ray used to analyze the thyroid gland. CT scans are unable to detect smaller nodules, but can be helpful in identifying larger thyroid nodules (goiters).
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – Procedure that can aid in detecting enlargement of the thyroid gland, as well as the presence of tumors, tumor size, and tumor migration.
  • Thyroid ultrasound – Test that can help determine whether a thyroid nodule is a fluid-filled cyst or mass of solid tissue.

Click here to learn more about Byetta thyroid cancer tests and diagnosis procedures from the American Cancer Society.

Do I Have a Byetta Thyroid Cancer Lawsuit?

The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Byetta lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Byetta thyroid cancer and Byetta pancreatic cancer cases in all 50 states.

Free Byetta Thyroid Cancer Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer or pancreatic cancer after using Byetta, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Byetta suit and we can help.

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