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Can the radiation from a mammogram cause cancer?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Mammograms have been fine tuned to expose the breast to very little radiation.
But no matter there is a small percent risk of causing cancer that is less than the risk of not catching a breast cancer that is not radiation caused early if you did not do mammograms.

In brief: Yes
Mammograms have been fine tuned to expose the breast to very little radiation.
But no matter there is a small percent risk of causing cancer that is less than the risk of not catching a breast cancer that is not radiation caused early if you did not do mammograms.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Risk
The estimated Increased cancer risk over baseline from a mammogram is about 0.
004%. To put this into perspective, you are about 250 times more likely to die in a car accident, yet most people don't think twice about getting into their car.

In brief: Risk
The estimated Increased cancer risk over baseline from a mammogram is about 0.
004%. To put this into perspective, you are about 250 times more likely to die in a car accident, yet most people don't think twice about getting into their car.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Any radiation can.
Radiation exposure is a known risk factors for many cancers, including breast cancer.
However, the radiation dose of a mammogram is so low that the benefit of mammography--finding cancers early--far outweighs the risks.

In brief: Any radiation can.
Radiation exposure is a known risk factors for many cancers, including breast cancer.
However, the radiation dose of a mammogram is so low that the benefit of mammography--finding cancers early--far outweighs the risks.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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