Radiation treatment uses high-energy X-rays to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. It is rarely used for thyroid cancer.
- Foods to avoid for a low-iodine diet
include milk and other dairy products, commercial baked products (including
most breads), seafood, and red food dye #3. A low-iodine diet is not the same
as a low-salt diet. Most salt in the United States and Canada has iodine added,
so low-iodine diets avoid iodized salt, but non-iodized salt is okay to eat.
- For more information, talk to your doctor or a registered
dietitian, or visit the Thyroid Cancer Survivor's Association website at
People sometimes use complementary therapies
along with medical treatment to help relieve symptoms and side effects of
cancer treatments. Some of the complementary therapies that may be helpful
These mind-body treatments may help you feel better. They can make it easier to cope with treatment. They also may reduce chronic low back pain, joint pain, headaches, and pain from treatments.
Before you try a complementary therapy, talk to your doctor about the possible value and potential side effects. Let your doctor know if you are already using any such therapies. They are not meant to take the place of standard medical treatment.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology
July 27, 2011
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