Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Why Surgery Not Needed for most Goiter Patients

Why take the risk of a hospital visit to remove a non-cancerous goiter. Hospital induced secondary diseases, and the real risk of complications from the surgery makes many turned off by surgery. The alternative use of low dose radio-iodine, 30 Millicuries is a great way to reduce goiter size, and stop complications from the knife and all it's ramifications. With a small booster shot of TSH, to increase thyroid iodine uptake, you can deliver enough radiation to decrease the gland by about 50%.Doses below 80 Millicuies are not associated with secondary cancers of other organs, such breast cancer. Call your local thyroidologist for details before you listen to the physician how recommends surgery as the only option.

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