Radioactive iodine treatment after thyroid cancer

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Why am I having radioactive iodine treatment? Radioactive iodine treatment maybe recommended if you have had a total thyroidectomy after a diagnosis of thyroid cancer. Your oncologist will have considered your need for this, weighing up the risks and benefits to having the treatment. The radioactive iodine treatment will destroy any tissue left over from your thyroid surgery. A small …

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Steroid induced diabetes dietary advice

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What is Steroid-induced diabetes?Steroid induced diabetes is when the level of sugar in your blood is too high. This can be caused by Dexamethasone (a steroid medication), which is often needed for treatment of cancer. Steroid induced diabetes is usually a temporary condition. In general your blood sugar level will return to normal after you stop taking Dexamethasone. Symptoms of …

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