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A 28-year-old female asked:

A 28y old (me) had a fish bone stuck in throat to remove dr use ct scan and x-ray and perform endoscopy to remove but now i am scared can this lead to cancer whats my chances of developing cancer from ct with out contrast? worried now?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not measurable: The radiation for a CT scan will not increase your risk of cancer over your baseline risk, by a measurable amount. Each examination has risk and benefits and a balance needs to be struck. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water daily so your urine is mostly colorless, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/.

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Last updated Nov 12, 2020

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