Podcast 14: Radioactive Iodine (RAI) Therapy

Radioactive Iodine (RAI) Therapy

Radioactive Iodine (RAI) therapy is used to treat thyroid cancer. The thyroid gland has the superpower of absorbing iodine. Hence, the radiation through the therapy destroys the cancerous cells and ensures that the adjacent regions are safe. RAI therapy may show various side effects like dry mouth, pain in the neck, or changes in taste or smell. The procedure of RAI therapy is determined by an oncologist and depends on a number of factors that include the stage of cancer, the intensity of the disease, and the patient’s overall health condition.

In this interview, Dr. Satish C will answer a few important questions that will make you aware of the procedure of Radio Iodine Therapy in Bangalore. The questions are-

  1. How Radioactive Iodine (RAI) Therapy is utilized in the treatment of thyroid cancer and the science behind its effectiveness?
  2. What are the potential side effects or considerations that patients should be aware of when undergoing RAI therapy?
  3. How do medical professionals determine the appropriate dosage and timing for RAI therapy, and what factors influence these decisions?

Hopefully, you will find this podcast informative and follow Dr. Satish C to gain more awareness about different types of cancers and their preventive measures.

For Radio Iodine Therapy in Bangalore, book your appointment with the Surgical Oncologist | Dr. Satish C.

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