Low-dose radioiodine sufficient in thyroid cancer treatment

Lower-dose radioactive iodine is as effective as higher-dose radioiodine in eliminating cancer cells remaining after surgery in thyroid cancer patients, according to two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers also found that patients who took the drug thyrotropin before  radioiodine treatment were just as likely to have their remaining thyroid cells wiped out as those who went through thyroid hormone withdrawal, which causes pain, fatigue and weight gain. The studies can be found here and here.

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