This is Dr. David
I am a cancer doctor
I am sorry about your husband.
large thyroid papillary thyroid cancers do have a good survival rate.
but they can be improved with additional radioactive I-131 iodine pill therapy.
thyroid cancers take up iodine to make thyroid hormone
low doses of radioactive iodine pill therapy can be taken up by any remaining thyroid cancer cells in the neck and anywhere in the body and can be killed by I-131
most likely that is what his endocrinologist and oncologist will recommend for him.
they will also give him thyroid hormone supplement pills at a higher dose to bring his TSH levels down to below 1.0 or less than 0.5 to help decrease chances of stimulating cancer cell growth in the body.
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