People treated with radioactive iodine by the NROC treatment team have the opportunity to participate in a specialized clinic conducted at NROC for long-term follow-up and monitoring of their thyroid health.
For many years, thyroid medical checkups required patients to stop taking the thyroid hormone replacement they needed after the removal of their thyroid. Going off the thyroid replacement hormone resulted in unpleasant side effects for the patient.
Now, the follow-up care is much less difficult for thyroid cancer patients. The NROC Thyroid Clinic provides routine follow-up care for these patients conveniently with
little or no unwanted side effects.
NROC is the only facility in Lackawanna County offering this critical service for people who have undergone the entire or partial removal of their thyroid because of cancer.