radnyc wrote:Bitchslapped, the reason I'm concerned with more testing is that there's evidence out there that CT scan exposure increases the chances of even harder to treat cancers years later. I've be had over 20 Ct/PET scans that's a LOT of exposure. If I were say 70 years old I wouldn't care as I would probably die before anything would happen. I'm 55, so I'm concerned.
If there were other non radiation options I would do them in an instant.
To your point...I get it. My DH was young also. Asked his liver surgeon about that one time re: CT's. He said the amount of radiation is so small...well worth the risk in his opinion. However this was back in 2005.
My mindset is if you've had over 20, what's 3 more (assuming once yearly for the next 3 yrs), but who really knows the tipping point given the risks you are reading about. Hopefully IF you were ever to have a recurrence, you would be much older.
Best wishes to you in making the choice that sounds right for your particular circumstances.
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