Hand a lot of head x-rays in 1978, CT since then. Brain cancer risk?

It is not the focus. Of my practice, but I am very interested because my father died of it in 1983. I have never seen a case with single or multiple exposures of diagnostic studies leading to adult cancer. On the other hand, I have seen survivors of leukemia that got moderate therapeutic range dose that later developed brain tumors. Your risk is low, but not zero.

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