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A 30-year-old female asked:

What type of cancer should i be concerned about from having a head ct at age 12 and a neck ct with contrast at age 30. i am a 30-year-old female. worried?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Do not appreciate any profound risk from small amounts of radiation secondary to prior CAT scans. If you are obsessed with cancer risks, which would be low statistical odds, you might feel more secure if your worries are handled via cognitive-behavioural therapies.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Agree with Dr. Mechanic. The increase in risk from the studies is not measurable. You can reduce your risk of cancer by adopting healthy habits: Eat a mostly vegetarian diet, avoid alcohol, tobacco and street drugs, avoid excessive exposure to sun, get HPV vaccine, exercise 30 minutes each day, drink enough water so your urine is mostly colorless.
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Last updated Aug 24, 2021

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