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

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not specifically

All radiation exposure raises your cancer risk- but is not isolated to brain cancer.

In brief: Not specifically

All radiation exposure raises your cancer risk- but is not isolated to brain cancer.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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