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A 35-year-old female asked:

Child had 2 separate head ct scans as an infant, now healthy 6 year old. how concerned should we be about increased risk of cancer as a child?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Stop worrying...: ... And be effective. The slight increase is real but there is not a thing to do about it, and ct's that get ordered appropriately in children are worth the tiny risk. Plan for your child to have a normal life, teach him/her the social and job skills that tomorrow's competitive world will require, and create a winner rather than a worrier.

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Last updated Nov 20, 2013

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