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A 35-year-old female asked:

I had 2 brain ct scans 2-3 years apart (1 for headaches 1for accident) and 1 sinus should i be concerned about developing cancer because of the scans?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
Doubtful: Unless you have a strong family history it is unlikely the CT scan ALONE will cause cancer. I would see your doctor if symptoms persist to give you a more complete answer. Good luck.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
No you should not: You should not be concerned about the risk of radiation exposure from these scans. Not at all.

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