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A 30-year-old female asked:

30-year-old female - 1 head ct as an adolescent, 1 neck ct recently. so scared that the radiation from these 2 scans will cause cancer. please advise?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
No it won't, radiation dose for these 2 scans years apart, won't cause harm, wish yiu wellness
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
It is common knowledge that x-ray studies such as regular x-ray films or CT scans do put out a bit of radiation, and that radiation does not noticeably increase "one particular person's risk of cancer", when added to the radiation risks for cancer she already experiences just by living on Earth. The chance of cancer before and after 2 CT's are the same. We can't tell a difference, so no worries.
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Last updated Jul 16, 2021

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