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A 29-year-old male asked:

What is the risk that an adult who is 29yr old will get (blood/lung/skin) cancer from one chest ct scan?

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Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology 43 years experience
0.05-0.25%: Nicely discussed here: http://www.Scientificamerican.Com/article/how-much-ct-scans-increase-risk-cancer/ however, there is no real science at the low doses used in medicine. This number is extrapolated from a higher dose measure with the assumption it will be the linear relationship at the lower dose level.
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