A member asked:

I have had 2 ct scans of abdomen area 1 was at 47 the other was at 51 plus 5 mammograms a few dental x-rays and 3 x-rays of abdomen area what are my risks for future cancer?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Not to worry: The increase in risk due to these studies over your baseline risk is not quantifiable and not worth worrying about. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. Wish you good health!

Answered 3/16/2020


Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Negligible: Diagnostic imaging subjects you to a minimal amount of radiation, just enough to produce the image. Concerns occur when you are exposed to high radiation levels, like at a leaking nuclear power plant. There are risks with everything in life, but what you described does not appear to pose much risk.

Answered 3/11/2020



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