It is in your best interest to have an active role in deciding whether treatment of your differentiated thyroid cancer includes the use of radioactive iodine after surgery. To decide what is right for you, you need to give “informed consent.” This simply means that you understand and appreciate the potential benefits, risks, and all possible options related to your treatment.
See the documents below to prepare yourself for an informed and educated conversation with your doctor.
TIME is a program developed to improve your understanding of thyroid cancer treatment options and to help you decide what’s right for you. TIME stands for Thyroidectomy, Iodine-131 Therapy, Monitoring and Education.