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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Radioactive iodine therapy has been used in the treatment of thyroid cancer since the early 1940s. But how does it work? Which patients need it? And how has its use changed over the years?

To learn more about this highly effective and well-established tool, we spoke with Jeena Varghese, M.D., who specializes in endocrine tumors.

What is radioactive iodine therapy?

Radioactive iodine therapy is a radiopharmaceutical...

Stylized depiction of yellow/black medicine capsules emblazoned with radioactive warning symbol

BY Gina Van Thomme

When Daniel ‘Joe’ Einspahr, M.D., and his son bike into Virginia Beach next summer, they will have more than one reason to celebrate. Not...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Iron-deficiency anemia is one of the most common reasons people are rejected as potential blood donors.

But what causes this condition...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Senior clinical dietitian Christie Siebel can empathize with her patients. With their pain following surgery. With their nausea after chemotherapy. With their worries and their doubts. She knows because she’s been there.

A triple-negative breast cancer and ovarian cancer survivor, she’s been through cancer treatment twice herself. The experience has made her more grateful, and it’s made her better at her job, she says.

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Senior clinical dietitian and breast and ovarian cancer survivor Christie Siebel smiles while standing against a brick wall

BY Molly Adams

Depending on your lifestyle and how you spend your downtime, you may find yourself sitting or lying down more than you’re moving throughout...

BY Gerry McKim

As a retired Navy hurricane research pilot, I don’t leave anything up to chance. When I was with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

More than half of cancer patients undergo surgery as a part of their cancer treatment. Just about every patient who has surgery will have...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

COVID-19 boosters have now been approved for all adults. This is welcome news for many who are eager to get added protection against COVID...

BY Lauren Rose

Elizabeth Somers wants everyone to know about meningiomas. This tumor of the central nervous system begins in the coverings that surround...

BY Molly Adams

Breast calcifications are calcium deposits found through screening mammograms. When calcium builds up in soft tissue, it can appear like small...