Thyroid Cancer 101: Third World Thyroid Cancer Congress II : What did We learn about Radiation therapy after thyroid cancer surgery?

Thyroid Cancer 101: Third World Thyroid Cancer Congress II : What did We learn about Radiation therapy after thyroid cancer surgery?

Thyroid Cancer 101: Third World Thyroid Cancer Congress II : What did We learn about Radiation therapy after thyroid cancer surgery?

Thyroid Cancer 101: Third World Thyroid Cancer Congress II : What did We learn about Radiation therapy after thyroid cancer surgery? 

 

De-escalation of Radioiodine therapy

Just Say No!

 

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  1. The patient must say no to radioiodine therapy RAI after thyroid cancer surgery without a second opinion.
  2. RAI was used for everyone with thyroid cancer after the surgery until it was determined it did not work for most patients.
  3. High risk cases are still possible candidates for RAI.
  4. Two uses for RAI. To ablate residual thyroid or residual thyroid cancer after the surgery.
  5. Remnant ablation is usually not needed as the thyroglobulin post surgery alone can be followed without RAI ablation.
  6. RAI is still important for treatment of residual disease after surgery.
  7. RAI refractory cancers can be re-differentiated with short term course of MEK inhibitors.
  8. Call me for a second opinion 310-393-8860 or email to thyroid.manager@protonmail.com.
  9. Dr.G.
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