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Tyler, TX
A 33-year-old female asked:

had a cat scan of brain. aunt had a hemangioma a few years ago. no other tumors in family. what is the risk of this scan giving me brain cancer?

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Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 13 years experience
Very very low: Brain tumors are not very heritable. Hemangiomas are not really brain tumors but actually tumors of the brain blood vessels and to my knowledge are not caused by radiation.

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Last updated May 29, 2016

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