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Afraid of XRays?

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  • Posted By: richedie
  • March 20, 2008
  • 03:47 PM

Should I be scared of XRays? I keep reading there is a slight increase in risk of cancer with XRays and now my doc ordered more XRays!

In the lasy year, i have had the following:
Two dental XRays
Sacrum XRay
Foot XRay
Full body survey
CT of the head

And now my Rhumatologist ordered the following:
XRay of the mid back
Barium swallow scan

Should I be worried? Is the risk that low?


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