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How do medications treat papillary thyroid cancer?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Your doctor may recommend that you inject radioactive iodine to treat any thyroid cancer cells in your body that could not be removed during surgery. You will swallow radioactive iodine either as a pill or as a liquid. If your doctor is concerned that thyroid cancer has spread, he or she may also recommend chemotherapy medication.

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