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to "radioactive iodine" or not?
upper 50's male
total thyroidectomy end of August 2010
surgeon thinks he got all the cancer
mixed papillary/follicular, .9 mm, .5 mm, one small, all on one side
invaded thryoid capsule
thyroglobulin test (11/3rd) came back negative/undetectable
endocrinologist leaving decision to us
Question: take 30 millicuries of radioactive iodine or not?
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Yes - depending on the report with the lastest lab - getting the RAI would be something you should consider.
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Hi, I had a total thyroidectomy in January 2010 due to a 9mm cancer on my vocal cord. In March I had radioactive iodine treatment in a locked hospital room for 2 days, only side effects was slight nausea, I believe i had 5,500 mcg of iodine. This treatment was repeated in September 2010 at 20% of original dosage, - stayed at home for 2 days - absolutely no side effect at all. My Surgeon insists this is absolutely vital to ensure that all/any remaining cancer cells are destroyed. It also has given me peace of mind knowing that all results are absolutely clear. Hope this helps. Regards, Kibby777
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