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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Balu Mani
Dr. Balu Mani answered
37 years experience Radiology
It depends: It depends on the dose and the people you want to protect and the duration of proximity with the people. Higher the dose, recent the dose and younger ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Thyroid cancer: It will depend on the type of thyroid cancer- whether it is differentiated or undifferentiated. Treatment will include surgery to remove thyroid cance ... Read More
Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Not by itself : For most thyroid cancers, surgery is the treatment of choice. Depending on the stage, surgery may need to be followed by radioactive iodine. The major ... Read More
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Not alone: Thyroid cancer has many types. Those that produce colloid will often respond to radioablative (radioactive) iodine therapy. However, the volume of rad ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Both safe: Both treatment modalities are safe. Medications may not maintain remission and require treatment with radio-isotopes to destroy enough thyroid tissue ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Nerve damage: It is nerve damage but it is temporary and you recover gradually.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Lippe
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Radioactive poop: The minimum is 24-48 hours as your fecal material goes down the toilet, as well as urine, who really cares? The fish? Pee and poop away!
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Not likely: If you follow the same rules about distance and time to be apart as for people, there should not be a problem.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
The same as in USA: Rai can be used to treat hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer. Are you contemplating emigrating to australia? Talk to an american nuclear technologist f ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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RAI : Hi. Was the 131-I for hyperthyroidism or for thyroid cancer? Once your hypothyroidism is treated and you stably have normal thyroid function (or sligh ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely: The primary long term effect of radioiodine treatment (for hyperthyroidism) is that the thyroid gland shuts down. Lifelong daily use of a throid hormo ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinod Lala
40 years experience Endocrinology
It is with pill only: Radioactive pill contains i-131 isotope containing radioactive iodine. Iodine is only needed by thyroid gland no other organs uses iodine.So once you ... Read More
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