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A 21-year-old female asked:

i am 21 female 120 pounds i have had 18 x rays in the last month is that too many? 10 wrist 6 dental and panormaic. is there increase in cancer?

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Dr. Steven Pohlhaus
Dentistry 32 years experience
You are fine: Modern x rays use much less radiation than just a few years ago. Exposure to x rays is cumulative over a lifetime and just because you have a lot in a small amount of time does nothing to raise your risk of cancer.
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 37 years experience
Probably not a real: cause for concern. Now days most images are made with digital technology which uses greatly reduced amounts of radiation. If you were to lay on the beach all afternoon or fly across the country in a commercial jet you would be exposed to as much or more x-radiation that what you were exposed to having the images done.

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Last updated Nov 1, 2017

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