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Date:3/18/2008

cancers in the cancer-prone LFS patients. Each PET/CT scan exposes the individual to an amount of radiation that is half of the allowable annual limit for a worker in the radiation industry, according to the paper. Still more questions exist about when to begin screening with imaging or colonoscopy in childhood, adolescence or adulthood.

"We will need to be cautious about the radiation issue, and to determine what is best for the patients in terms of a screening schedule," said Serena Masciari, MD, lead author. "We also need to know if there is a high rate of false-positive findings from screening that would have to be followed up," she added.


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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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