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I have p.E can u get cancer in the lungs or anywhere else if you have constant CT scans?

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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
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In brief: CT scans

Yes, ct scans provide a significant amount of radiation (1-3 rads) per scan.
Remy-jardin and colleagues explained in a 1999 article in the journal radiology that ct scans are not risk free!

In brief: CT scans

Yes, ct scans provide a significant amount of radiation (1-3 rads) per scan.
Remy-jardin and colleagues explained in a 1999 article in the journal radiology that ct scans are not risk free!
Dr. John Geisler
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Perhaps the chance

Of getting cancer from a ct scan is in the range of 1/ 10-100, 00.
So your risk would be 6/10, -100, 000. If you did not hae the ct's, your team would not know how to treat your pulmonary problem. Forget the cancer risk and get well.

In brief: Perhaps the chance

Of getting cancer from a ct scan is in the range of 1/ 10-100, 00.
So your risk would be 6/10, -100, 000. If you did not hae the ct's, your team would not know how to treat your pulmonary problem. Forget the cancer risk and get well.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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