RAI After Surgery for Recurrent Thyroid Cancer

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Last Modified: August 14, 2012

Question

I just had my third surgery for recurrent papillary carcinoma, this time found in two lymph nodes. What are your thoughts about RAI after this round for me? My surgery was a month ago. Endo suggests reviewing my thyroglobulin level in three months then deciding.

Answer

Marcia Brose, MD, Director of Thyroid Cancer Therapeutics Program at Penn Medicine responds,

Typically, that is what they do at our site as well. You might get a stimulated thyroglobulin level, which may indicate if RAI might be helpful.

This question and answer was part of OncoLink's Brown Bag Web Chat Series. View the entire transcript of Focus on Thyroid Cancer.

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