Here is a link to a recent MedScape article, thanks for the alert to Al J. titled “Heavy Use of CT Raises Concerns About Radiation Exposure”
medscape.com/viewarticle/85... MedScape is free but you must subscribe with a user ID and password.
This article parallels my views on CT scans and introduced a novel term for me “incidentalomas” Read to learn more. Remember that my position on CT scans, as a layperson having had some 27 scans, is that we as patients must question the need for every scan ordered by our doctors. If you are female and the younger you are the more you should be concerned that any ordered scan is needed. This article presents both sides of the issue. My position maintains that the risks from CT over scanning for our CLL community is real. By definition we are immune compromised and deaths among us are high from Secondary Primary Malignancies. The problem is we have no study to prove or disprove the level of risk, if any, so we must be on our toes to be sure that we get only the scans we truly need. You can read more in depth on CT scans at cllsociety.org under the drop down menu title “beyond the basics”.
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