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What Happens To Iodine-131 In The Body After It Has Been Used To Treat Thyroid Cancer?

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What Happens To Iodine-131 In The Body After It Has Been Used To Treat Thyroid Cancer?

Postby rousse » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:57 am

It's excreted out through urine and sweat.

Radioactive iodine is effective because the thyroid gland is naturally dependent on iodine to produce thyroid hormone. And so, when patients are given doses of radioactive iodine, the cells of the thyroid gland take it up into the gland (uptake) for use. Because the iodine is radioactive, this uptake results in the radiation and destruction of the cell; the more iodine given, the greater the number of cells that are affected. This radioactive iodine is quickly cleared, so it poses little danger to other cells of the body. Only the thyroid gland is affected and long-term studies show no increase in cancer mortality for patients who have received radioactive iodine therapy. After treatment, there is the possibility that your contacts may be adversely affected by your treatment. Radiation treatment targets an overactive thyroid gland and attempts to normalize its function. The quality of this treatment is such that it can be emitted to others, either through body fluids or close contact. This may affect close contacts such that they will also show decreased thyroid function. The risk is low, but precautions are taken to further minimize any risk to others. Generally, children and pregnant women are most at risk. Precautions taken for at least three days following treatment are recommended to allow time for the body to eliminate the radioactive iodine.
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What Happens To Iodine-131 In The Body After It Has Been Used To Treat Thyroid Cancer?

Postby Godafrid » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:59 am

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What Happens To Iodine-131 In The Body After It Has Been Used To Treat Thyroid Cancer?

Postby Rodolfo » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:03 am

what is not soaked up by the thyroid will be eliminated during the first two days. It leaves your body primarily in urine, but small amounts leave in saliva,sweat,and,feces. just went through this a couple weeks ago.
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What Happens To Iodine-131 In The Body After It Has Been Used To Treat Thyroid Cancer?

Postby Elson » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:07 am

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What Happens To Iodine-131 In The Body After It Has Been Used To Treat Thyroid Cancer?

Postby tremaine20 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:09 am

the answers you have received are all good ones, I just wanted to add that according to www.thyca.org, there are precautions you should take to protect those around you: using a separate bathroom, sleeping away from a partner, not holding pets and babies on your lap...and of course, avoiding pregnant women. The site has many suggestions, including making sure you move your bowels, since you don't want that stuff sitting in your intestines. the health group on yahoo for thyroid cancer also has a great forum for more questions and further investigation for your project Good luck.
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Postby Peer » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:12 am

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Many people with hypothyroidism experience crippling fatigue and brain fog, which prompts reaching for non-nutritional forms of energy like sugar and caffeine. I?ve dubbed these rascals the terrible twosome, as they can burn out your thyroid (and destabilize blood sugar).


1. Just say no to the dietary bungee cord. Greatly reduce or eliminate caffeine and sugar, including refined carbohydrates like flour, which the body treats like sugar. Make grain-based carbohydrates lesser of a focus, eating non-starchy vegetables to your heart?s content.

2. Up the protein. Protein transports thyroid hormone to all your tissues and enjoying it at each meal can help normalize thyroid function. Proteins include nuts and nut butters; quinoa; hormone- and antibiotic-free animal products (organic, grass-fed meats, eggs, and sustainably-farmed fish); and legumes.
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What Happens To Iodine-131 In The Body After It Has Been Used To Treat Thyroid Cancer?

Postby Bourke » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:43 am

The half-life of I-131 is 8 days, meaning that in 8 days, half its radioactive atoms/ions will have "died".
In another 8 days, half of the remaining radioactive half will have died, i.e., a total of 3/4.
In 24 days, 7/8, and so on.
At the same time, it is used by the thyroid gland to create the hormone thyroxine, which is then circulated throughout the body in the bloodstream.
Used thyroxine will be excreted via the kidneys in the urine.
This doesn't happen all at once, because the thyroid gland stores extra iodine ions, so the radioactivity will be focused on cells in that gland.
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