Thyroid cancer treatment can be very time-consuming, expensive, and debilitating. Fortunately, most cases of thyroid cancer are diagnosed early, and this cancer is very treatable with appropriate care. If you were injured, you may be able to seek compensation for your care by filing a Janumet lawsuit.
Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis and Tests
Medical tests that may be used for a Janumet thyroid cancer diagnosis:
- Physical examination: Thyroid cancer begins as a small lump or “nodule” that grows on the front of the neck, just under the skin. It may go unnoticed until a doctor performs a physical examination of the thyroid gland and feels an unusual mass in the neck.
- Blood tests: High levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in the blood may indicate thyroid cancer. Blood tests may also check for this hormone when looking for recurrent thyroid cancer.
- Imaging tests: These non-invasive imaging tests are used to get a picture of the thyroid gland and any areas where it may have metastasized.
- CT scan (computed tomography)
- MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
- Biopsy: When a doctor suspects a Janumet thyroid cancer diagnosis, the only way to know for sure is by collecting a tissue sample from the thyroid gland and having a pathologist look for cancerous cells under a microscope.
- Ultrasound-guided needle biopsy: This is a minimally-invasive method of obtaining a biopsy using a hollow needle guided into the suspected tumor with an ultrasound.
Have You Had a Janumet Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis?
If you are concerned because you or your family member had a Janumet thyroid cancer diagnosis, contact our lawyers for more information regarding a potential Janumet lawsuit. If you decide to file a lawsuit, we may be able to help you recover compensation for your medical tests, diagnosis, treatment, lost income, future care, and more.