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Is it possible to damage DNA from single chest CT scan which can lead to cancer later in life? If yes then how long it will take to develop?

Is it possible to damage DNA from single chest CT scan which can lead to cancer later in life? If yes then how long it will take to develop?

Stop worrying: Your dna is being damaged constantly as you go about your business. Your own body, especially your potassium atoms, are radioactive, and you are being bombarded constantly by cosmic rays. Scans are only one of thousands of sources of radiation. You can't avoid it, the exposure you get in a scan is hopefully worth the benefit, and you need keep it in perspective and get on with living your life. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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How long can a prostate bleed while being flushed with saline bags. Cancer has been ruled out by a CT scan. It has been 3 weeks and my dad is worried.

How long can a prostate bleed while being flushed with saline bags. Cancer has been ruled out by a CT scan. It has been 3 weeks and my dad is worried.

Here are some ...: First, ask and work with professionals for detail and expectation. But, for the elderly, he may need some intervention to control bleeding and ensure bladder emptying and no UTI. Oftentimes, he may need surgical relieving prostate obstruction, preferably with laser because of its effectiveness and less bleeding. Ask Doc for individual detail. ...Read more

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My dad had whipple surgery in dec 2011 and chemo till july 2012 the CT scan showed cancer grew back now kidneys are failing how long before he passes I saw him on sunday by tuesday because of pain the meds have him out of it and his wish was to die at hom

My dad had whipple surgery in dec 2011 and chemo till july 2012 the CT scan showed cancer grew back now kidneys are failing how long before he passes I saw him on sunday by tuesday because of pain the meds have him out of it and his wish was to die at hom

Respect his wishes: First my sympathy to all of your family.This is an unfortunate end stage of the disease and patient wishes has have to prevail. Your medical team will make every thing possible to make him comfortable.If his wish is to die at home , do not deny make it happen , he will have eternal peace. ...Read more

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How long does it takes to get radiation induced cancer? Should i worry after 5 to 10 years as i had on chest CT scan month ago with 4.8msv dose?

How long does it takes to get radiation induced cancer? Should i worry after 5 to 10 years as i had on chest CT scan month ago with 4.8msv dose?

May not even happen: The average ct scan in the us exposes us anywhere between 3 and 10 msv. A dose of 10 msv increases the risk of getting any cancer by 0.1% and the risk of fatal cancer by 0.05%. According to the national research council and the U.S. Fda, any person has a 20% risk of dying from cancer in their lifetime. One ct scan of 10msv would increase the chance to 20.05%. Not a big risk. Don't worry too much. ...Read more

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Hello i had a cat scan done on pelvic and abdoan done today the are looking at lymph nodes what does lyphoma orlung cancer look like on cat scan?

Hello i had a cat scan done on pelvic and abdoan done today  the are looking at lymph nodes what does lyphoma orlung cancer look like on cat scan?

A mass.: Lymph nodes are scattered throughout the body and are normal structures. They should not be larger than 1 cm in diameter. Lymph nodes that contain metastatic disease, or lymph nodes containing lymphoma, are detected on a cat scan based on size over 1 cm. A pet/ct has an additional criterion, increased glucose uptake, to suggest cancer. ...Read more

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Does CT scan show cancer?

Does CT scan show cancer?

not always: Not all cancer is visible with a ct scan. There are many variables- size of tumor, location, presence or abscence of IV or oral contrast. ...Read more

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Do all cancers show on CT scan?

Do all cancers show on CT scan?

sadly, no: Not all cancer is visible with a ct scan. There are many variables- size of tumor, location, presence or abscence of IV or oral contrast. ...Read more

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Multiple CT scan can lead to cancer?

Multiple CT scan can lead to cancer?

Please see: Radiologyinfo.Org for good info about risks from radiologic imaging. Section called radiation dose. ...Read more

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Could having a CT scan give you cancer?

Could having a CT scan give you cancer?

Not likely: With the very rare exception of a few people with extreme susceptibility to cancer from radiation, it is highly unlikely that an average person will cancer from a ct scan. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

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


Dr. Michael Korona
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Ct Scan (Definition)

Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more