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      Portland ME 04102

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      Portland ME 04103

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Patient Follow-up

What will Treatment be like for my cat?

The ideal goal of 1-131 therapy is to restore normal thyroid function with a single dose of radiation without permanently damaging normal thyroid tissue. Most hyperthyroid cats treated with 1-131 are cured by a single injection-No surgery! No anesthesia! No medication!

Successful treatment results in normal thyroid hormone levels within 2 weeks of treatment in 70-8O% of cats. Over 90% of treated cats reach normal hormone levels within 3 months post-treatment. Cats often feel better within days of treatment and most owners can expect gradual and steady health recovery within 2 months.

 

Medical Follow-up

Copies of all pertinent medical records and test results regarding your cat's treatment will be forwarded to your primary care veterinarian. We recommend a recheck examination, thyroid (T4) level and kidney (renal) profile with your veterinarian 2-3 months after I-131 treatment. Please have the results forwarded to PVS.