32 female. Had CT Ab/pelvis in Nov and CT Pulmonary Angiogram to rule out PE in late Dec. Scared of breast cancer/other cancer from radiation?

Not to worry. The reasons for the radiologic studies were sound ones and not doing these studies would have had much more risk than the radiation exposure to the breast. It is highly unlikely that you would get breast cancer from the CT or angiography.

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Risk for breast cancer from CT pulmonary angiogram for PE? 32 female. Also had one CT of abd/pelvis before. Article said 14% increase! True? Scared!

That's bunk. I am really sorry that some cynical liar is trying to frighten you. The extra radiation in a CT scan is what you'd get by living in Denver rather than in Topeka for three months. There's no law against doctor-bashers making stuff up. By contrast, we're required to be totally honest because of our position before the law. Stop reading this garbage or you'll be miserable. Read more...

Will I get breast cancer from CT pulmonary angiogram for PE? 32 female. Saw one article said risk is increased by 14%! Very scared. Had CT abd b4 also

Very unlikely. the life time accumulated dose has an effect if you are a sun worshiper that give you more radiation exposure than car scan .if you want you can ask for the amount of radiation exposure from the scan from the place it was done. Read more...

So scared I'm going to get cancer, esp. Breast ca from 2 CT scans in a month. 1 abd/pelvis and 1 CT pulmonary angiogram to rule out PE? 32 female.

It's ok. Two ct scans in any period of time is well within safe limits of radiation exposure. Remember however, the effects don't diminish over time, so in the future, if you need an imaging study, ask if there's an alternative to something with radiation, or a technique to limit the dose. Hope this helps! Read more...

I had grade 3 invasive breast cancer and now I'm in palliative care as I have 8 lesions in my brain and my lungs are full. Radiation etc but how long?

Palliative Care. The duration of your palliative radiation is really dependent upon your continued favorable response to treatment and also your desire to continue treatment. This should be an on going conversation between you, your loved ones (if they are involved), and your doctor/palliative care team. . Read more...

1st stage breast cancer was removed in march, had radiation therapy (30day), now taking tamoxifen, but coughing phlegm now, can it be a transfer to lungs?

Unlikely. Most likely, simple respiratory track infection- bronchitis, see your doctor for examination, may give antibiotics along with cough medicine, and possible chest x-ray., metastasis is unlikely diagnosis in stage i . Read more...
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