Thyroid Cancer Following Exposure to Radioactive Iodine

  title={Thyroid Cancer Following Exposure to Radioactive Iodine},
  author={Jacob M. Robbins and Arthur B. Schneider},
  journal={Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders},
The thyroid gland is one of the most sensitive organs for radiation-induced oncogenesis and the magnitude of the risk from external radiation is well understood. This is not the case for internal radiation derived from the radioiodines, a matter of practical importance because of medical use and potential accidental exposure. This article reviews current knowledge derived from the follow-up of patients receiving diagnostic or therapeutic 131I and populations exposed to radioactive fallout. The… CONTINUE READING
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