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Thyroid damage from radiation treatment

MEldridge
Posts: 7
Joined: Feb 2005

I am recovering from radition treatments to the throat and neck area. My Doctor now tells me that I have some throid damage from the treatment and my thyroid is only functioning at about 70%. Has anyone else expierienced this and what can I expect.

stepet
Posts: 69
Joined: Dec 2003

I had radiation treatment only. I had hodgkins 1a and it did a real number on my whole system. My thyroid was also affected. I now take synthroid every day. I still don't have the exact dose that is good for me because they have to move slowly with thyroid medication. At least the cancer is gone for now! Sandi

Christmas
Posts: 94
Joined: May 2005

I am getting my blood re-tested for the same reason. Will keep you posted. I was told that medication (a pill) will take care of the problem.

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