Protective effect of thyroidectomy for those exposed to radioactive iodine?
March 14, 2011 1:32 PM Subscribe
If a person has had their thyroid completely removed, would they be at lower risk of radiation poisoning from atmospheric radioactive iodine? Also, does radiation poisoning typically cause one of the more aggressive types of thyroid cancer (follicular, medullary, anaplastic) or does it cause the more common and more treatable papillary thyroid cancer?
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