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13 Common Thyroid Myths

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Young woman with questioning expression wearing red shirt.
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Three generations of smiling men.
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Only women get thyroid disease


Doctor examining woman's thyroid.
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Your doctor evaluates your thyroid in a typical physical exam


Nurse comforting woman patient.
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Thyroid disease is easy to diagnose


Woman with many medications.
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Thyroid disease is easy to treat


Iodine.
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Everyone with Graves' disease needs radioactive iodine (RAI)


Thyroid model showing dysfunction.
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Everyone with thyroid cancer needs thyroid surgery


White pills and medicine bottle.
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Levothyroxine is the only treatment for hypothyroidism


Therapist talking to woman patient.
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Women who ask for thyroid testing and treatment just want to lose weight


Close up of cow in field.
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Natural thyroid drugs are made from cows


Empty store shelves.
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Natural thyroid drugs are going off the market


Thyroid cancer model.
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Thyroid nodules mean you have cancer


Neck and thyroid exam.
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Thyroid cancer is the “good” cancer


Serious male doctor.
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Everyone with a thyroid problem needs an endocrinologist


Mary Shomon

Mary Shomon

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Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and New York Times bestselling author who empowers readers with information on thyroid and autoimmune disease, diabetes, weight loss and hormonal health from an integrative perspective. Mary has been a leading force advocating for more effective, patient-centered hormonal healthcare. Mary also co-stars in PBS’ Healthy Hormones TV series.

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