Radioactive Drug Examples
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The photo (left) shows a radiopharmaceutical in a lead syringe shield. Some types of radiopharmaceuticals used for therapies will be injected.
common example of radioactive drug therapy is the use of 131I
to treat cancer patients. Thyroid cancer patients are treated with 131I,
a radioactive isotope of iodine. The 131I is given to a patient
in the form of sodium iodide (NaI) salt as a pill or liquid.