How long can radiotherapy treat thyroid cancer get pregnant?

Long-term studies and on thousands of people with thyroid cancer treated for radioactive iodine did not show an increase in the rate of pregnancy abnormalities (preterm birth, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes mellitus, premature detachment, each other, etc.) or an increase in the incidence of birth defects in mothers who had radioactive iodine treatment if they followed the principles.

Radiation safety.

You can safely adhere to the treatment according to the regimen of an oncologist and nuclear medicine specialist.

After a safe period of time and a check-up of the disease has stabilized (cured), you can get pregnant and give birth normally.

During pregnancy, you should go to an obstetrician and endocrinologist to be examined, monitored for pregnancy and adjusted doses of thyroid hormones to ensure healthy development of the fetus.

Radioactive iodine therapy does not affect fertility, so if you are healthy enough, women can become pregnant after treatment for about 6 months.

At 38 years old, being treated for differentiated thyroid cancer with radioactive drugs.

Please tell me, does radiation therapy affect fertility and can I get pregnant?

If possible, how long after radiation therapy can you get pregnant? Is the fetus at risk of being affected by radioactive material?

Answer:

Treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer is surgery to remove the thyroid gland, remove the cervical ganglia in some cases and then be treated with radioactive drugs (iodine 131).

Radioactive iodine 131 is taken or administered intravenously.