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I-131 Scan

I completed my RAI last week and went in for my whole body scan which came back clear but I was wondering if anyone could elaborate exactly what the scan looks for?  Does it just check for metasis of the thyroid cancer or would it detect any type of cancer cells?  I was wondering if the scan would detect cancer of any type.
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Good questions....the one thing my doctor told me is they look at your chest to see if there is cancer on your lungs since that is the first place it goes.  The other part, I do not know.  Congrats on the clear scan.
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Full body scan checks for other cancer throughout the body to see if thyroid cancer spread to other parts of the body.
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My endo said to me that they can detect whether the I-131 is successful just by taking a blood test..
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