A 32-year-old female asked:
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risk for breast cancer from ct pulmonary angiogram for pe? 32 female. also had one ct of abd/pelvis before. article said 14% increase! true? scared!

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
That's bunk: I am really sorry that some cynical liar is trying to frighten you. The extra radiation in a CT scan is what you'd get by living in Denver rather than in Topeka for three months. There's no law against doctor-bashers making stuff up. By contrast, we're required to be totally honest because of our position before the law. Stop reading this garbage or you'll be miserable.
Answered on Mar 12, 2020
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