Friday, August 04, 2006
If you receive radioiodine therapy for thyroid cancer, or hyperthyroidism, you may be strip searched at security check points because the therapy will cause detectors to go off months after the radiation is safe. It still will set off the scanners for up to 12 weeks. You need to get a form from your physician stating, you were treated and are not a risk. Please do not go to areas of secure detectors, such as airports without a formal letter from the treating physician. White House guards have strip searched a man, and 4 patients have been strip searched at Banks,and airports because they had no documentation of the therapy.