Aug 06, 2005 - 5:39 pm
Hello, I am the daughter of a cancer survivor doing a little research on thryoid cancer and iodinated contrasting agents.
My father was treated for thyroid cancer in the 1970's and again a couple years ago. He thinks that the second occurence was instigated by use of iodinated contrasting agent for an angiogram. His iodine "allergy" was noted on his charts, but procedure was still performed. Has anyone else had this type of problem with contrasting agents and thryoid cancer reoccurence?
And, does anyone know of an alternative to iodinated contrast agents?
I would love to hear from others in the same situation or anyone who is interested in exploring this issue. I will post again as I find answers myself.