A 33-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

lots of anxiety about getting cancer. 33 f, i worry about everything, tanning in my past, one ct, a few x rays, what i eat. want my mind to stop!

1 doctor answer
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
2B brave act brave: Almost everything you read online outside of mainstream medicine about "stuff causing cancer" is rubbish, written by people pretending to be your friends. If you comply with basic cancer screening, report any masses / symptoms / signs early, and avoid tobacco, you greatly reduce your risk. Life long enough and cancer is inevitable; some cognitive-behavioral Rx may be a help right now.
Answered on Jan 29, 2018

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
16 years experience Neurology
I have seen some: patient have more and not get cancer, but do understand your concern. Be on your guard with the ED. I am NOT picking on ED doc, but there job is to ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
39 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Question?: I'm not sure what your question is. While headaches are a symptom of a brain tumor, only a very small number of patients with headaches actually have ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Solomon
37 years experience Neurology
Increased Risk: No good data on whether hair dye increases cancer risk; best answer: almost certainly not. CT scans are another story. There is increased risk of ra ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Minimal risk: Despite the increased x-rays, there is only a minimal risk. The tests often outweigh the possible side effects/risks as you stated "much needed." be ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month