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A 30-year-old male asked:

Is it possible to get liver cancer from one chest ct scan? please help. worried.

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
No, not even 2 scans: Patients get CT scans all over the world, every day. As long as there is a good reason for the scan, it is fine to do. If repeated scans are planned, to follow some sort of serious illness, a patient can ask his doctor what other options there are, in order to decrease the total number of scans in his lifetime. Having repeated CT scans, over and over, can add up to much x-ray exposure.
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