Category Archives: Radioactive iodine

Overtreatment for GD?

There was an article about overtreating patients in the New York Times today. It opened with the classic case of Graves’ Disease. The article looks (briefly) at the pros and cons of getting the aggressive treatment (radioactive iodine or surgery) … Continue reading

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Taking methimazole for 10+ years

In the US, most Graves’ Disease patients get herded into either radioactive iodine treatment (RAI treatment) or surgical thyroid removal. ┬áThese are seen as “definitive” treatments, meaning permanent fixes. ┬áThere is some truth to this as it is impossible to … Continue reading

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Randomized study of Graves’ disease treatments

Summary This study looked at three common treatments for Graves’ disease (medication, surgery, and radioactive iodine) and their effect on the underlying cause of Graves’ (an autoimmune reaction). This study was set up in one of the best ways to … Continue reading

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