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do you thing the radiation i got from head ct scan 3 years ago gave me a brain tumor-im asking because im having a brain tumor symptoms now im worry?

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Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
22 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: It is unlikely to develop brain cancer fron one ct scan 3 yrs ago. If you are concerned with your symptoms, pls see yoir dr to get answers. Good luck.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Probably not: The dose from a single ct scan probably would not cause you to develop a brain tumors. Most brain tumor are sporadic. It pretty much impossible to predict who will develop one and why. Please see your doctor if you are worried.
Answered on Oct 4, 2013
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
very unlikely: Radiation can indeed cause brain tumors, but the risk is related to the dose of radiation and is most common with radiation therapy, that is lots of dose to treat an existing brain tumor. It is highly improbable that a diagnostic ct scan you had 3 years ago has caused a brain tumor. See your doctor for an explanation of your symptoms, which you have not described here.
Answered on Nov 15, 2013
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Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No.: The latency period for cancer induction is at least 5-10 years and the radiation dose from a routine head ct is neglible.
Answered on Oct 11, 2013

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