Re: [MOL] fertility after radioactive iodine [00347] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] fertility after radioactive iodine



This is difficult, becasue everyone's bodies are not the same.  You could
call the NCI @ 1-800-4- CANCER and they perhaps can help you with this
question.  Your friend, lillian


-----Original Message-----
From: LUCCISANO <931465@ican.net>
To: MOL-CANCER@meds.com <MOL-CANCER@meds.com>
Date: Thursday, March 04, 1999 10:07 AM
Subject: [MOL] fertility after radioactive iodine


>I was diagnosed with papillary micro thyroid carcinoma in 1996 while I
>was 25 weeks pregnant. I had a near thyroidectomy when my son was 5
>weeks old and 1 year later I had 100 mCi of radioactive iodine. I am now
>really concerned as to how this effects my fertility. I know the docs
>have said to simply wait 1 year and then I am at the same risk of any
>abnormalities as the general population, however, I am very concerned
>that this treatment may have caused genetic damage. Can you please refer
>me to some materials that may help me with my concerns. I thank you
>kindly in advance.
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