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Liquid radiation treatment

rcbert
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Joined: Apr 2010

My daughter is 12 years old and diagnoised with papillary carcinoma when she had her radiation treatment she was given liquid, I see alot of people on this blog were given pills. Does anyone know is there a difference?

BellsAngel69
Posts: 102
Joined: Dec 2009

I was given a liquid cocktail to drink when I had my Radio-Iodine treatment in the hospital. The other tests I had they gave me a pill. I think they use different forms for different test and procedures.

weberdns
Posts: 156
Joined: Mar 2010

There is no difference. Many places give it differently. Possibly because of her age they decided on the liquid. I believe it is the same radioactive iodine!

nasher
Posts: 507
Joined: Apr 2010

from what i have been told the difrence from the liquid to the pill is negligable

depending on lots of factors one or the other may be given

personaly when i get my radiation i hope its in liquid form cause i hate pills

weberdns
Posts: 156
Joined: Mar 2010

They said that they prefer capsules whenever possible because it takes 30 minutes for it to become active and you can avoid exposing your driver. Children get the lliquid because they are afraid that they can't take the capsule only by swallowning

nasher
Posts: 507
Joined: Apr 2010

i got liquid myself and i asked the doctor about it

the answer i got is there IS NO difference

the pills just hold the liquid vs giving the liquid straight

depending on alot of things depend on how they decide to give it to you.

on larger doses they tend to want to use pills if you have a habit of throwing up its easyer on your system. but the liquid is easyer for them

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