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I heard in today's news about I-131 in the drinking water in Japan can cause Thyroid Cancer ....

This is not the way we hope to heighten awareness of Thyroid Cancer and was rather startling to wake up to this morning and see it on the news commentary.

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I know we talk about thyroid... this I131 has alot more dangers involved than just thyroid cancer.

Colon - prostate - breast and stomach are very important.

I missed the report today here. I was at work. Sorry I missed it.
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Here's some timely info for reference including links for Colon as mentioned above by Stella:

Radiation Exposure: Should You Worry?
Radiologist Garry Choy, MD, shares his view on the risk of exposure from the nuclear reactor leaks in Japan and discusses signs of acute radiation exposure
* A special expert blog written by our radiology expert Garry Choy, MD

Emergency Supplies Every Home Needs
If a disaster were to strike, are you ready? Get this checklist of essential supplies every home needs
* information courtesy of the CDC

Radiation Exposure FAQs
Radiation exposure is not something you hear about every day. We tapped the CDC for information on what you need to know about this rare, but serious, health risk.
* information courtesy of the CDC

What to Do in a Natural Disaster Emergency
When disaster strikes, it's important to be prepared. Learn what to do in the event of an earthquake, tsunami, tornado and hurricane
* information compiled from the CDC and American Red Cross

And in case you missed it, please check out the archives of the special chat MedHelp did live from Japan with emergency relief workers. This chat was moderated by MedHelp's very own Enoch Choi

Live from the Japan Disaster: Medical Response on the Ground

In recognition of colorectal cancer awareness month, we did a few pieces that we featured in today's newsletter:

Ways to Prevent Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women in the U.S. Find out the signs, symptoms and how to reduce your risk.

Cancer-Fighting Diet
Diet and digestion have more to do with cancer prevention and recovery from cancer treatment than you may realize

Other new content:

10 Worst Foods for Your Bladder
One in six adults have urinary urgency and urinary frequency. But simple tweaks to your diet can drastically improve your symptoms. Which foods aggravate your bladder the most? Find out now.
* written by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, who is an expert in our urogynecology forum

Pictures of Common Skin Rashes
Are you a victim of unbearable itching and painful, reddish bumps and blisters? Check out these nine different kinds of rashes, what they look like and what causes them.
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Re:   Radiation and Thyroid, Dr. Choy answers questions about radiation/thyroid concerns in the archive file from yesterday's live health chat:



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