A 38-year-old member asked:
If i smoked (7 pack year history) and stopped at 29, should i have an xray for cancer years later?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pathology 49 years experience
Consult your MD: You may be at a slightly increased risk of lung cancer than a life-long non=smoker, however, chest x-rays have not been shown to alter the death rate from lung cancer. By getting unneeded x-rays you would be adding to the tissue damage due to radiation. Please consult your doctor to see if you have any other risk factors.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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