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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...

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...

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. Read more...

I've taken birth control for two years. Does my risk of side serious effects (blood clots, breast cancer) increase the longer I take it?

Yes. Although the absolute risks of serious side effects and complications such as blood clots, strokes and heart attacks are statistically low, these risks do accumulate over time. Exercise, healthy diet, avoidance of smoking can all help to reduce the risks. The only way to eliminate the risks are to stop the hormone replacement and use a different form of contraception. Read more...

What can you do when you can't take hormones do to blood clots and breast cancer to help with symtoms?

Menopause. Menopausal symptoms can be helped by diet, exercise, yoga and meditation. Some women find benefit with ssri's which are used to treat depression. You may want to talk with a doctor trained in alternative medicine. Visit menopause, org http://www.Menopause.Org/edumaterials/guidebook/guidebook.Aspx. Read more...
What symptoms. What symptoms are you experiencing? If it is post-menopausal symptoms, drugs such as venlafaxine are thought to be safe. Read more...
SNRIs and others. If you mean hot flashes many treatments are available including a group called serotonin norepinephrine re-uptake inhibitors e.G desvenlafaxine. Clonidine, gabapentine and others. Lifestyle modifications are also advised. Read more...
See your GYN. Mostly you need to adjust, adapt, and wait for the hot flashes to subside, which they usually do. Sometimes certain prescriptions, usually low-dose antidepressants, are useful. "Alternative" therapies are for suckers and can sometimes lead to unpleasant complications. Read more...

CT had 1.6cm & two 7mm ground glass nodules in lungs after 6 mo of cough & chest pain. Had blood clots in lungs 2x. Ex smoker. Could it be cancer?

Absolutely possible. The only way to get a definitive diagnosis is to get a biopsy and look at the tissue under the microscope. If it is in a single lobe it may be best to remove the whole lobe. Speak to iour local pulmonologist and your thoracic surgeon ASAP. Read more...