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I-131 Radiotherapy

I-131 radiotherapy may be a good treatment option for your patients with thyroid cancer or hyperthyroidism.

I-131 radiotherapy is an effective therapy for patients undergoing treatment for – or who have previously had – thyroid cancer or hyperthyroidism. I-131 radiotherapy is a type of radioactive iodine that can neutralize malignant tissue and ablate thyroid function.

Using I-131 may:

  • Eliminate remaining diseased thyroid tissue in patients with thyroid cancer who have already undergone surgical resection
  • Help eliminate cancerous thyroid tissue that has metastasized to other areas of the body

Eligibility

Candidates

  • All patients with a new diagnosis or recent history of thyroid cancer
  • All patients with a new diagnosis or recent history of hyperthyroidism
  • It is recommended that patients with hyperthyroidism have a nuclear medicine thyroid uptake scan within the last 90 days
  • Patients unable to swallow tablets may receive liquid I-131 only at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

Precautions

  • All women of child-bearing age will receive a serum pregnancy test unless they have had a hysterectomy
  • Complete cessation of breastfeeding is required
  • Patients must be able to follow instructions on I-131 treatment guidelines
  • Patients receiving I-131 radiotherapy will be asked to take certain precautions to minimize exposure to others

Women who are pregnant are not candidates

Available Technology by Location

Location

I-131 Thyroid Cancer Treatment

I-131 Hyper-thyroidism Treatment

Liquid I-131

I-131 I/P or O/P

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

Yes

Yes

Yes

I/P

Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth

Yes

Yes

-

Both

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Carrollton

Yes

Yes

-

Both

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Garland

-

Yes

-

Both

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine

-

Yes

-

Both

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving

Yes

Yes

-

Both

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney

Yes

Yes

-

Both

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano

Yes

Yes

-

O/P

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie

-

-

-

-

Refer a Patient

A physician referral is required. To refer your patient, call:

844.74BSWMD (27963)

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