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A 32-year-old female asked:

Terrified i am going to get cancer from a chest ct scan i had 2 years ago at 30 yr old, had other x-rays in lifetime, but only 1 ct. truly scared :(?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Wait to worry: You have very little if any reason to be terrified because you have had some X-rays done.Medical use of X-rays including a CT scan can not cause cancer so soon or ever... unless you have had more than 10 times the normal use of X-rays(most people can safely have 5 to 10 CT scans before any concerns for harm/cancer should arise). I hope this helps your Mind to rest in peace

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Last updated May 17, 2018

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