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my baby needed a toe xray at 18 months.still worried about it. wonder if he's at risk from cancer because of his young age.is this a realistic worry?

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Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience Radiology
Not to worry: Toe x ray has a very low dose. Experts disagree about the ability of the body to repair DNA damage with only slight x ray dose. This means either no increase in cancer risk or such a little increase it is next to impossible to calculate. Hope your baby's foot boo boo is better.
Answered on May 16, 2017
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