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Get the Facts About Exposure to I-131 Radiation

  • Posted: 08/01/2003

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Taking Care of Yourself

Key steps to estimating personal risk of thyroid cancer, and taking charge of personal thyroid health include:

  • Using the "personal risk profile" described in this brochure (see "Who's at Risk?")
  • Using the dose estimator on the National Cancer Institute's Web site www.cancer.gov (search keyword: I-131)
  • Taking this brochure to a health care professional to discuss dose estimates and steps—if any—required for further evaluation
  • Getting more information by calling the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER