Cancer risk after radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism

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What The Study Did: The results of this systematic review and meta-analysis that included 12 observational studies and nearly 500,000 participants suggest that radiation-induced cancer risks following radioactive iodine therapy for hyperthyroidism are small, and in observational studies, may only be detectable at higher dose levels.

Authors: Won Jin Lee, M.D., Ph.D., of the Korea University College of Medicine in Seoul, is the corresponding author.

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