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Can taking x-rays of a 3 month old baby cause cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely

Radiation exposure is a risk factor, but it needs to be balanced against the need for diagnostic x-ray examination.
One x-ray is not likely to cause cancer by itself.

In brief: Not likely

Radiation exposure is a risk factor, but it needs to be balanced against the need for diagnostic x-ray examination.
One x-ray is not likely to cause cancer by itself.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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2 doctors agree

In brief: No

On a 3 month old baby , diagnostic x-rays are done for specific indication(s) during the procedure non needed parts are covered with shields, amount of radiation exposure is so small, you don't have to worry about cancer.

In brief: No

On a 3 month old baby , diagnostic x-rays are done for specific indication(s) during the procedure non needed parts are covered with shields, amount of radiation exposure is so small, you don't have to worry about cancer.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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