WHAT'S NEXT?
Ask these questions at your next appointment
Your thyroid nodule diagnosis experience is all about you.
By being prepared and understanding the diagnosis process, you can be your own best advocate.
Remember to ask for the Afirma test before your fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy so that you and your doctor can get clear answers, right from the start. If your healthcare provider is not familiar with the Afirma test, you can use the find a doctor tool.
Use the questions below to guide your discussion during each of your appointments.
INITIAL CONSULTATION

What are my next steps in diagnosis?

Will I need an ultrasound and/or an FNA biopsy?

Do you use the Afirma test with your FNA biopsies?

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ULTRASOUND

How many nodules do I have and what are their characteristics?

Will I be having an FNA biopsy and if so, how quickly can I schedule it?

What information will the FNA biopsy provide?

It is important for me to gather all possible information. Can we plan for the Afirma test now?

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FNA BIOPSY

What can I expect during the procedure?

How many nodules do I have and what are their characteristics?

When and how will we discuss results?

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