Radioactive Iodine Treatment
Pronounced: RAY-dee-oh-AK-tiv I-oh-dineEn Español (Spanish Version)
Radioactive iodine treatment is used to treat certain thyroid diseases and thyroid cancer. The procedure is done with a radioactive form of the element iodine. Radioactive iodine is taken up by the thyroid gland. There it treats thyroid disease by destroying the cells. The radioactivity is not spread to other parts of the body.
The Thyroid Gland
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Last reviewedDecember 2014by Kim A. Carmichael, MD, FACP
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