A member asked:

I'm 17 female i've dyed my hair a lot and i have had 3 ct scans i'm scared that i'm gonna get brain cancer?

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Increased Risk: No good data on whether hair dye increases cancer risk; best answer: almost certainly not. CT scans are another story. There is increased risk of radiation-caused cancer from CT scans. The risk is very low but not zero. A CT is a highly sophisticated Xray which uses the same type of radiation. Doctors have begun to move away from CT where possible, but sometimes CT is the only imaging study

Answered 5/29/2014



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