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Can radiation therapy fix my overactive thyroid gland?

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Yes

In the form of radioactive iodine 131 radiation is given by a one time capsule that targets the thyroid.
This may overkill the gland and one then needs replacement medicine but at least the dose can be adjusted.

In brief: Yes

In the form of radioactive iodine 131 radiation is given by a one time capsule that targets the thyroid.
This may overkill the gland and one then needs replacement medicine but at least the dose can be adjusted.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Yes

It is called radioactive iodine (i131).
Another way to treat this is with thyroid suppression medication and surgery.

In brief: Yes

It is called radioactive iodine (i131).
Another way to treat this is with thyroid suppression medication and surgery.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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