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Radioactive Iodine treatment (RAI)

Lizzie85
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I have to decide if I need to do RAI treatments. Has anyone had them? What side effects? Would you recommend it to a friend? If so, why? If not. why not? Thanks Lizzie85

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Baldy
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Lizie

I think most people who post on this discussion group have had RAI treatment. In order to give you a reasonable answer, we need to know more about your cir***stances. Why are you considering undergoing RAI treatment? Have you already had any other treatments or surgeries because of this condition?

Baldy

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dhunt64817
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did you have the treatment?  And if so what type of Thyroid cancer do you have?

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dhunt64817
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did you have the treatment?  And if so what type of Thyroid cancer do you have?

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Baldy
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DHunt,

If you're asking me and not Lizzie, yes I have had an RAI.

I was diagnosed with Papillary Stage III on 1/18/2011 when I had a swollen lymph node in my neck biopsied.  I had a total thyroidectomy plus a neck disection {54 lymph nodes removed} on 2/8/2011, both lobes and an additional lymph node were cancerous.  I had my RAI, 73 mCi, which is a small dose, on 4/14/2011.

Alan

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Baldy
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Sorry, double post

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