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  1. #1
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    Mar 2015

    Smile Radiation Exposure Worries

    Hello all, i'm recently going through a bout of worrying about radiation exposure from a pelvic and abdominal CT scan I had last year. I found this article from the Mayo Clinic that really put my mind at ease, and I wanted to post it for anyone else who is having a similar worry. It's a bit of a long read, but completely worth it. I hope this helps someone.

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    Re: Radiation Exposure Worries


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    Re: Radiation Exposure Worries

    Hello Lily. I am reading this a few years later but I just wanted to say thank you for sharing! I have a CT scan tomorrow and this has really helped put my mind at rest

  4. #4
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    Jan 2017

    Re: Radiation Exposure Worries

    I came across this a few year ago also and found it very comforting! I had 5 CT scans in a matter of days back in 2011 before and after emergency abdominal surgery and it weighed on my mind for a long time. This made me feel so much better!

  5. #5
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    Aug 2013

    Re: Radiation Exposure Worries

    Just to add onto this.....

    I had six weeks of chemo and radiation for Stage 4a Head and Neck cancer. I had radiation 5 days a week for six weeks. Aside from the radiation that literally burned the skin off my neck and turned my mouth and throat to mush, I had a CT scan prior to the radiation to adjust the beams. 30 treatments (30 CT scans and then radiation in six weeks!) in total and I'm I'm still here so..... A few scans? Pffft...

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