Radioisotope Therapy

Your sister is undergoing radioisotope therapy to treat her cancer, but your family are very concerned about the treatments. Use your knowledge of chemistry to explain to them the situation and put their minds at ease.

An image of radioidone being direct toward a woman's thyroid gland. Image adapted from

Problem written by: Mohammad Alam

Curriculum items covered: Rate equations, half-lives, radioactive decay.

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