Tuesday, December 4, 2007

CT exams to add ot cancer risk, New England Journal of Medicine

Nov.28, 2007

New England Journal of Medicine warns that if you take a CT test you could highten your risk of getting cancer.
Ct gives us rays that are 50-100 times more potent than xray. Our cancer rate has gone up fomr .04 to .02% in the past few years since tis technology has become available.
The Journal says that people may elect to take lower radiation levels tests. They coudl take longer but they are potentially less harmful.
So..will you take the less harmful tests?


pharmolo said...

Hi Nat,
Good to see you back again, hope you are well.
I'm going to read the NEJM article and will let you know what I think.

sugarsweet056 said...

Sorry, don't really know enough about it. Have heard for YEARS that there's a cancer risk with high radiation...but sometimes you have to have the CT or MRI, etc.

kamdghwmw said...

That does not shock me. We are suppose to be careful about how many ex rays we get.

sugar1337 said...

I have only had to have one so far myself, but it is a pretty well known fact that having too many of tests like that can lead to damage, but I seriously doubt anyone is doing tests like that unless they really need them for they are extremely expensive even with a good insurance plan.