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Tests: TSH, T3, T4, Thyroid Antibodies, Calcitonin
Screening: Thyroid dysfunction - Adults (50 and Up)

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American Thyroid Association
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
The Hormone Health Network: Thyroid Disorders Resources
Familydoctor.org: Thyroid Disease and Teens
MedlinePlus Medical Encyclodpedia: Thyroid diseases
National Cancer Institute: Thyroid Cancer (PDQ®): Treatment
Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.

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MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. Hyperthyroidism. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000356.htm. Accessed February 2011.

Medical News Today. Prevalence of Thyroid Cancer Rises Sharply. Article date 24 December 2009. Available online at http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/174787.php through http://www.medicalnewstoday.com. Accessed February 2011.

The Hormone Foundation. Thyroid Conditions & Thyroid Disease: Symptoms & General Overview. Available online at http://www.hormone.org/Thyroid/overview.cfm through http://www.hormone.org. Accessed February 2011.

National Cancer Institute. What You Need To Know About ™ Thyroid Cancer. Available online at http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/thyroid/page4 through http://www.cancer.gov. Accessed February 2011.

MayoClinic.com. Thyroid cancer. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/thyroid-cancer/DS00492 through http://www.mayoclinic.com. Accessed February 2011.

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Pagana, Kathleen D. & Pagana, Timothy J. (2001). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 5th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO.

(© 1995-2005) Thyroid Gland Disorders. Merck [On-line information]. Available online through http://www.merck.com.

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (2004 May 15). Screening for Thyroid Disease: Recommendation Statement. American Family Physician [On-line journal]. Available online at http://www.aafp.org/afp/20040515/us.html through http://www.aafp.org.

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