Dr. James Lee on the Dr. Oz Show: How to Test Your Thyroid

Dr. James A. Lee, Chief of Endocrine/Thyroid Surgery of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center was on The Dr. Oz Show to discuss the detection of thyroid cancer.

Dr. Lee says that fifteen to thirty percent of the U.S. population have thyroid nodules. Most are not cancerous. When a lump is found, a needle biopsy is performed to see if the nodule is malignant or benign. In the event of cancer, the thyroid gland is removed and the patient takes a pill to replace the hormones normally produced in the gland.

 How to Test your Thyroid

For more information about thyroid cancer and other thyroid disease, visit the Columbia Thyroid Center for a list of FAQs and links to additional resources.