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Thyroid cancer treatment with radioactive iodine therapy (I-131)

Thyroid cancer treatment with radioactive iodine therapy (I-131)
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Overview

Type of care

Outpatient

Method

Non-surgical

About the offer

Radioactive iodine treatment is based on the properties of the thyroid gland to absorb all the iodine entering the body. The radioactive isotope of iodine I-131 is used for therapy. It is absorbed by normal and cancerous thyroid cells and irradiates them. The process is painless and well-tolerated. The risk of damage to other organs is minimal. Therefore, 1-2 weeks before that, food containing iodine is wholly excluded. The task of the thyroid gland at this time is to "starve" for iodine to absorb the entire dose of I-131. After hospitalization, patients undergo examinations: blood tests, ECG, ultrasound, scintigraphy of the neck, and chest X-ray. Then the patient takes the drug, made individually for him. Since the I-131 is unsafe for other people, the patient needs isolation. The half-life of I-131 is eight days. Most of it is excreted from the body through the kidneys, intestines, salivary, and sweat glands in the first two days. The doctor instructs the patient on the precautions that must be followed to protect other people from radiation. For example, it is necessary to temporarily avoid close contact with other people, especially with children.

What’s included

Medical service

Examination
  • clinical history-taking
  • medical records review
  • physical examination
  • consultation with a nuclear medicine specialist
Laboratory tests
  • complete blood count (CBC)
  • biochemical analysis of blood (kidney and liver function tests, thyroid function tests, electrolytes)
  • inflammation blood tests
  • urinalysis
Diagnosis
  • ultrasound imaging of the thyroid gland
  • MRI scan of the thyroid gland
  • thyroid scintigraphy
Treatment
  • pre-procedure patient preparation
  • radioactive iodine therapy (I-131)
  • post-procedure care
  • symptomatic treatment
Other
  • cost of radiopharmaceuticals
  • cost of essential medicines
  • cost of essential materials
  • nursing service
  • discharge medical records
  • further recommendations

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FAQ

What is the cost?

The total price for Thyroid cancer treatment with radioactive iodine therapy (I-131) is €6,210. However, it can vary from the specifics of each case. Get in touch to get an individual estimate.

How long does the offer take?

The offer is designed for 5 days.

Does the offer require you to stay in the clinic overnight?

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What are the age restrictions?

The offer is eligible for both adults and kids.

Can I customize the content of the offer?

Yes, the components of the deal can be changed. Get in touch with a vendor to create a personalized proposal.

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€6,210

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