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Is radiation a cause of cancer?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Potentially, yes
Environmental radiation exposure may cause cancer. Radiation treatment for cancer may also lead to other cancers (called "second cancers") years after the treatment was received.
While this is uncommon, it is one of the potential risks of receiving radiation treatments.

In brief: Potentially, yes
Environmental radiation exposure may cause cancer. Radiation treatment for cancer may also lead to other cancers (called "second cancers") years after the treatment was received.
While this is uncommon, it is one of the potential risks of receiving radiation treatments.
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Environmental exposure (as in hiroshima, chernobyl) can lead to blood and thyroid cancer decades later. Occasionally, radiation used for treatments or frequent scanning (x-rays, ct scans) can lead to cancer later in life.

In brief: Yes
Environmental exposure (as in hiroshima, chernobyl) can lead to blood and thyroid cancer decades later. Occasionally, radiation used for treatments or frequent scanning (x-rays, ct scans) can lead to cancer later in life.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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