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Adolescent Ct Cancer Risk
Several!: Currently over 80% of children diagnosed with cancer will be cured of their disease, due to advances in the treatment of common childhood cancers such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia; over 90% of children with that diagnosis are now cured. Many types of brain tumors, wilm's tumor, and lymphomas are also very curable. Metastatic bone and soft tissue tumors and neuroblastoma are still challenging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Men as they age: No joke, risk #1 being male, risk#2 getting older. The risk of prostate cancer increases with age, especially after age 50. More than 80% of prostate cancers are diagnosed in men who are 65 or older. And in the us, african american men have a higher risk of prostate cancer than white men. Additionally a family history of prostate cancer is also a risk. See this link: http://bit.Ly/lhig6p. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How sensitive is pet scan in detecting metastatic clear cell renal cancer, irrespective of screening guidelines (uiss/nccn) , side effects, cost?
Increased risk...: ...is associated with increased age, women with a family history of ovarian or breast cancer, women with the genetic BRCA modifications, and certain ethnicities. These groups have a higher risk than the overall lifetime risk for women in the US of 1.6%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bladder cancer: While bladder cancer is rare at 34 years of age, it is possible. Most bladder cancers are found in the very superficial low-grade stage and most often can be managed without major open surgery. This is assuming that is the common urothelial carcinoma type. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Partially yes: The staging information is generally favorable. The T3 (liothyronine) means that this tumor was involving the bowel wall but not the surrounding organs and this may have contributed to the perforation during the dissection. My advise is when you see an oncologist, make sure to point out this information. Even though you are node negative, the oncologist may be more willing to recommend chemotherapy to be safer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No. Always do confirm that the hospital frequently calibrates their CT machines to keep radiation doses within state/federal requirements. ...Read more
Varies: This varies dramatically depending on the stage. Small tumors confined to the kidney may be curable in 90% or more of people, whereas lymph node involvement or involvement of tissues surrounding the kidney may be curable in only a small percentage of people. ...Read more
History invasive breast cancer, US of thyroid show multiple solid nodule, largest 1.5 CM w/microcalcifications & hypervascularity. Odds of malignancy?
Risk for cancer after 2 CT scans in a month? 1 abd/pelvis + 1 CT lung angiogram to rule out PE. 32 female. Scared!
Low risk overall: It is commonly thought that the extra risk of any one person developing a fatal cancer from a typical CT procedure is about 1 in 2,000. In contrast, the lifetime risk of dying from cancer in the U.S. population is about 1 in 5. However, the lifetime risk of cancer from a single CT scan was small—about one case of cancer for every 10,000 CTS m.cancer.gov/topics/factsheets/CT Mobile-friendly - ...Read more
Many things: >80% of lung cancer is caused by smoking. However never smokers (defined as <100 cigarettes in lifetime) can get smoking. Risk factors include radon exposure, second hand smoke, and genetic mutations such as egfr activating mutations. For more info: http://bit.Ly/ygfoko. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very slightly: All radiation slightly increases cancer risk. No one knows exactly how much but increased amounts of radiation cause increased risk. You don't say what type of CT scan. According to http://www.xrayrisk.com/calculator/calculator.php a brain CT may cause cancer in 1 out of 8000 while abdominal CT can cause cancer in 1 in 2000. The information obtained is considered worth the risk. See comment: ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on type.: Cancer treatment is usually divided into local (the organ where the cancer started) and systemic (the rest of the body) therapy. Both surgery and radiation therapy are local rx's--their side effects are dependent on which organ is being treated. Which specific cancer type are you referring to? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats Cancer risk from Radiation exposure 2004 4.4 mci tl201cardiac stress test, 2010 CT abdomen pelvis, 2013 low dose chest CT? Accumulated mSv risk?
Immeasurably low: The risk from that radiation is immeasurably low. ...Read more
Oncologists: Does medical research identify a history of spontaneous pneumothorax as a risk factor for developing lung cancer later in one's life?
No: I can find no evidence for this. ...Read more
What is occult breast cancer, what is survival rate of woman older than 60 who have occult breast cancer?
Need more details: There is formally no such condition called occult breast Cancer. Please give details of exactly where is your breast cancer located and how was it found in the first place??. I am wondering if you are talking about DCIS or a lymph node metastases in the arm pit but no detectable primary tumor. Please elaborate further. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable: Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer can be controlled with chemotherapy in some. Some can live years depending on the individual's response to chemotherapy treatments. Others will not do as well, and each person is different. Discuss in more detail with the treating medical oncologist who can give better answers, knowing the patient and the specific details of the breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benign biopsies in Nov. Chance of Cancer? Recent PET fu- 1.7 cm non calc. lung nodule. Intensity greater than blood pool. Concern for malignancy. 2 mild FDG avid L hilar & L prevasc. media.lymph nodes. Concern for metastatic disease of L lung malign.
Would 6 CT scans early in your 40s increase your cancer risk later in life? If so by how much and how many years later?
Yes: It depends on the type of ct scan. For standard abd/pelvis Ct scan, 6 scans would result in a total effective dose of 84 mSv, resulting in a theoretical increased lifetime cancer risk of 0.559% or 1/179 over baseline. You can calculate this, and more, at xrayrisk.com . Latency for radiation induced cancer is probably at least 15-20 years. ...Read more
When i was you younger (22-25 am 32 now) i had a large number of CT scans, VQ scans, etc. , probably 20 or 30 ... How high is my cancer risk now? :(
Confusing information regarding CT scans. How dangerous are they? I probably have had 15-20 CT head lifetime, not sure. Cancer risk high????
Fear mongering: Please forgive my frankness. Getting a CT scan gives you about the same amount of radiation as you'd get from living for three months in Denver rather than Topeka. The increased cancer risk in Denver, if any, isn't measurable. Doctor-bashing is big-money and there's no requirement not to mislead. If there's any suspicion you needed a CT scan, we have to get you one. Don't worry -- not productive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almost no risk: Please see: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-much-ct-scans-increase-risk-cancer/ also: 1) CT head exposure is mostly confined to the head, not the whole body. 2) There may be cellular repair at doses as low as CT, limiting cancer rates. (We don't know how much). 3) Whatever the theoretical risk, there must be a good reason to do the CT in the first place. ...Read more
29 year old female 2 head CT scans without contrast within 2 months of one another. What is my cancer risk? I have read "small" or "negligible"
Two CT scans will not raise your risk to a measurable level, above your background risk.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
CT scan risk: There are items that can increase the lifetime risk of cancer. A single ct chest scan will increase that risk more than an xray. But if you need the ct chest scan, than the benefits can outweigh the risk. Smoking is a much worse avoidable risk factor for cancer. Also, to decrease cancer risk, eat a healthy diet including fruits and vegetables and reduce red meat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Worried about cancer risk from one CT scan. What should be done to reduce the risk. Am i at the higher risk of getting cancer after chest ct?
I had one CT angio full body and one full body CT scan last yr in a10 day period. The total exposure was 52 msv. What is my cancer risk? I am 27.
30 y/o healthy male. Over the past ten years I have had several CT scans: 3 of my head as well as a CT myelogram. Is my cancer risk much higher?
I had headaches when I was 15 I had a CT of head was fine then a few months later I fell and hit my head got another CT now scared of cancer risk ?
Small increase.: Your absolute risk went up a little but not a lot. The lifetime risk of CA is about 1/1500 for each head scan. This is about 0.35% increase over baseline risk ( which is low but never 0%) ...Read more
I have been reading about danger of CT scan and the cancer risk later in life. I had one chest ct. Is it possible to get cancer later from that CT ?
I had one chest CT with 4.8msv dose, is it too much radiation? Will it cause cancer years later? I am worried about cancer risk. Please help!
I am worried about my cancer risk as i had one CT scan to rule out lymphoma. I am 30yr and healthy. I am not able to sleep because of fear from ct.
Had 2 head ct scans in 2 years. Does this increase my future brain cancer risk even more since they were done so close together?
What can be done to reduce cancer risk after CT scan (chest). I m worried about thyroid cancer as it is related to chest CT scan.
Don't worry: Hello - the radiation exposure from one ct scan is low. You do not need to worry about thyroid cancer because of a ct. We are exposed to radiation throughout our normal daily routines and when we fly. If you'd like you can limit other exposures. Request pat-downs at security at airports instead of the scanner for example. I don't think you need to do anything, however. ...Read more
What are the chances of getting lung cancer from one chest CT scan? I had one chest CT scan month ago and i m worried about cancer risk.
a 3cm nodule on the right thyroid.. left side removed already The ct scan indicated 1.5cm rt upper lung. related? cancer risk?
More evaluation: You will need more evaluation. You need to give a better history. What kind of thyroid lesion did you have before? Why was only this lobe removed? You need to follow closely with your doctor and further testing ...Read more
I had 2 reg. Chest xrays a month before a head CT i had no idea of brain cancer risk! i'm terrified now:.( i mean its my brain i'm only 24.
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
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