Importance of Low Iodine-Diet

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Last Modified: August 14, 2012

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Question

If you mess up your low-iodine diet will the treatments be less effective? I am so stressed out about this diet!

Answer

Marcia Brose, MD, Director of Thyroid Cancer Therapeutics Program at Penn Medicine responds,

Yes! So if you have messed up your diet, let your physician know immediately so that they can reschedule your treatments.

This question and answer was part of OncoLink's Brown Bag Web Chat Series. View the entire transcript of Focus on Thyroid Cancer.