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A 33-year-old member asked:

I have been having a lot of x-rays and ct scans and i'm only 23! will i get cancer?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Carlin Ridpath
Diagnostic Radiology 29 years experience
Radiation protection: Good for you in taking a proactive approach to your health. Unfortunately, radiation is cumulative, meaning every x-ray and CT you have adds up over time. Try and minimize the imaging you receive. Why at your age are you having so much imaging? Do you have a chronic health problem? Try and talk to your doctors before they order tests and ask if it is really necessary.
Last updated Jan 5, 2019

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