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Excretion of Radionuclides in Breast Milk

Purpose:

To evaluate a nursing mother who must receive a radionuclide and to instruct her in the care of her infant.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology

Objective:

response to therapy

ICD-10:

J70.0, J70.1, K52.0, K62.7, L58, T66, W88, W91, Z08.1

Description:

A woman who receives a radionuclide for diagnosis or therapy may excrete the compound in breast milk, thereby exposing a nursing infant to the compound. Certain steps must be taken before, during and after radionuclide exposure to reduce this risk.

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