CT radiation exposure - 1243686

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ursa
CT radiation exposure - 1243686

I am a 9 year survivor of Hodgkin's Lymphoma and was diagnosed in my late 20's. I received radiation to my chest and neck. I go in annually for mammograms, breast MRI's, and CT scans. Is there a lifetime max for CT scans? I want to manage the risks between radiation exposure and being proactive in looking for new cancers.

Thank you so much for your help!

certain spring
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Welcome to GRACE, Ursa, and it's great to hear you have done so well.
This is a housekeeping point, but could I trouble you to re-post in the radiation forum?
http://cancergrace.org/radiation/recent-radiation-oncology-forum-activity/
You'll get a quicker answer there - this is supposed to be a forum for site improvement suggestions. Best wishes.

ursa
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oops! so sorry. thanks so much!

Dr West
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The short answer is that while it makes sense to be judicious about scans, but there is no maximal lifetime level of CT scans.

-Dr. West

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Dr. Howard (Jack) West
Associate Clinical Professor
Medical Oncology
City of Hope Cancer Center
Duarte, CA

Founder & President
Global Resource for Advancing
Cancer Education