Concern over cremation of cancer patients

Doctors have discovered that radioactive drugs used in treatment can be released into the air
Reuters Health

There may be unanticipated risks if patients treated with radioactive drugs die and their bodies are cremated, a case report suggests.

After learning one of their patients had died and been sent for cremation, Arizona doctors sought to discover whether his radioactive medications were released into the air after being superheated, according to their report in the Journal of the American Medical Association.