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Iodine-125 Overview

Iodine-125 (125I) is a radioisotope of iodine which has uses in biological assays, nuclear medicine imaging and in radiation therapy as brachytherapy to treat a number of conditions, including prostate cancer, uveal melanomas, and brain tumors. It is the second longest-lived radioisotope of iodine, after iodine-129. Its half-life is 59.49 days and it decays by electron capture to an excited state of tellurium-125. This state is not the metastable 125mTe, but rather a lower energy state that d...

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Any reported side effects in partners of prostate

my husband underwent brachytherapy iodine 125 about five weeks ago.He was made fully aware of the likely side effects of the treatment for himself. However since returning home from hospital we resumed sleeping in the same bed after the first few days home. I began to experience loose bowel motions which have continued until this time.I also suffer waves of nausea and a loss of appetite. In addition to these symptoms I have had a skin rash which began in the crotch area and over the successive weeks has spread upwards across my stomach.It is very red hot and flaring.I have seen two GP and attended Walk in Clinics at my local hospital.The treatment I received was for allergic skin reactions.I have used Dermocort and FucinH to no effect.The rash became worse ,redder and hotter and passed ...


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