Safety precautions during RAI treatment
Your treatment team, family members and friends will have to take precautions to limit their exposure to radiation.
|Safety measures vary between hospitals, and the medical team will discuss the specific details with you before treatment starts. Safety measures usually include:
||When you go home, you may have to continue following some safety measures for a few days.
Your treatment team will discuss any safety measures with you before treatment. These precautions usually include:
Following these safety measures may make you feel frightened and lonely. Discuss any concerns you have with your doctors, nurses or a counsellor. It’s a good idea to take something to hospital to occupy your time, e.g. a book, tablet device, puzzles.
A/Prof Diana Learoyd, Endocrinologist, Northern Cancer Institute, and Northern Clinical School, The University of Sydney, NSW; Dr Gabrielle Cehic, Nuclear Medicine Physician and Oncologist, South Australia Medical Imaging (SAMI), and Senior Staff Specialist, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, SA; Dr Kiernan Hughes, Endocrinologist, Northern Endocrine and St Vincents Hospital, NSW; Yvonne King, 13 11 20 Consultant, Cancer Council NSW; Dr Christine Lai, Senior Consultant Surgeon, Breast and Endocrine Surgical Unit, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and Senior Lecturer, Discipline of Surgery, University of Adelaide, SA; A/Prof Nat Lenzo, Nuclear Physician and Specialist in Internal Medicine, Group Clinical Director, GenesisCare Theranostics, and The University of Western Australia, WA; Ilona Lillington, Clinical Nurse Consultant (Thyroid and Brachytherapy), Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital, QLD; Jonathan Park, Consumer.
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