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A 29-year-old male asked:

30 y/o healthy male. over the past ten years i have had several ct scans: 3 of my head as well as a ct myelogram. is my cancer risk much higher?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: A person's cancer risk is not much higher before or after several CT scans. An individual person's tiny increase in cancer risk is not measurable. Of course, a person should only get x-ray studies if medically needed... to keep one's lifetime radiation exposure lower.

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Last updated Nov 2, 2016

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