A 29-year-old male asked:
is it possible to get melanoma from one ct scan (in chest area)? if yes how we can prevent it and how long it will take to appear?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
No: Melanoma is related to skin paleness and exposure to the sun. It is also largely random in appearance. There is no correlation between ct scans and melanoma. This does not exempt you from getting melanoma in this area, however uncommon, but the ct had nothing to do with it.
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