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I Have Been Diagnosed With Papillary Thyroid Cancer. What Are Dangers Of Radioactive Iodine Dye Treatment?

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I Have Been Diagnosed With Papillary Thyroid Cancer. What Are Dangers Of Radioactive Iodine Dye Treatment?

Postby Cadarn » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:36 pm

I am also going to have my entire thyroid removed before the iodine dye treatment is done.
The iodine dye treatment is being done through an IV in my wrist.
I will be completely off my synthroid.
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I Have Been Diagnosed With Papillary Thyroid Cancer. What Are Dangers Of Radioactive Iodine Dye Treatment?

Postby Oshay » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:38 pm

I had papillary cancer also. Never had the radioactive iodine treatment, backed out of it because of fertility concerns. Which the doctor than consulted someone at Columbia University and found out I was right. It is temporary though. Other concerns are damage to your salivary glands, usually temporary but may be permanent. Sucking candies are recommended. Also there is a small chance of developing a secondary cancer even though the radiation is targeted at remaining thyroid cells.

It has been 5 years, and I have a new doctor who wants me to see a specialist to see if radioactive iodine treatment is needed. Also there is a drug you can take so you do not need to go off synthroid. Not all places use it.

My initial doctor never thought I needed radioactive iodine treatment, but every endocrinologist I see does.
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I Have Been Diagnosed With Papillary Thyroid Cancer. What Are Dangers Of Radioactive Iodine Dye Treatment?

Postby dyvyr » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:39 pm

I had the same thing 20 years ago. But mine has spread to some lymph glands. I took oral radioactive Iodine for several months, which made me radioactive to others. After your surgery and treatment you will always take thyroid med for the rest of your life. Your thyroid is Very important to you body it regulates many body functions. Thank God they caught it in time. You'll do fine.No be good and take you meds.
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I Have Been Diagnosed With Papillary Thyroid Cancer. What Are Dangers Of Radioactive Iodine Dye Treatment?

Postby Ranfield » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:40 pm

Hypothyroidism, or low thyroid function, is a silent epidemic, according to many functional medicine doctors. How to cure hypothyroidism naturally https://tr.im/lrRtb

People can suffer for years with symptoms that our conventional medical system frequently doesn?t know how to treat because complaints seem scattered or vague and often there is no pill for the ill(s).


What?s worse, in most cases, hypothyroidism isn?t rooted in a thyroid problem in the first place. It?s rooted in an immune system gone awry, but most doctors don?t test for the antibodies that show the presence of autoimmunity.
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I Have Been Diagnosed With Papillary Thyroid Cancer. What Are Dangers Of Radioactive Iodine Dye Treatment?

Postby Clive » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:44 pm

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