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If X-Rays and Mammograms can cause cancer, then why do them annually as a checkup procedure? If they cause harm, why Drs recommend them??

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: There's good and bad

"Everything" causes cancer. If the benefit of finding a cancer tumor early outweighs the tiny risk from an x-ray, it's ok to do.
To reduce your cancer risk, keep a healthy weight and exercise (at least 30 minutes, 5 days a week). Eat lots vegetables and limit your intake of red meat or burned/charbroiled meat. Avoid smoking, which increases risk of lung cancer, oral and throat cancers, etc...

In brief: There's good and bad

"Everything" causes cancer. If the benefit of finding a cancer tumor early outweighs the tiny risk from an x-ray, it's ok to do.
To reduce your cancer risk, keep a healthy weight and exercise (at least 30 minutes, 5 days a week). Eat lots vegetables and limit your intake of red meat or burned/charbroiled meat. Avoid smoking, which increases risk of lung cancer, oral and throat cancers, etc...
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