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Post-operative radioactive iodine administration in patients with low-risk thyroid cancer

Radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment is used in patients with thyroid cancer to treat disease and to eradicate normal thyroid remnants. Routine post-operative administration of RAI is no longer indicated in patients with low risk thyroid cancer and might instead be used selectively in patients with a post-operative high serum level of thyroglobulin.

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Leboulleux, S., Borget, I. & Schlumberger, M. Post-operative radioactive iodine administration in patients with low-risk thyroid cancer. Nat Rev Endocrinol (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41574-022-00709-z

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