Navigation Links
Cancer Risk From Exposure To Diagnostic X-Rays

Diagnostic X-rays are the largest man made source of radiation exposure to the general population. Although there are // many benefits to these X-rays, it’s also believed exposure during the test is responsible for a small number of cancers. A new study attempts to calculate the risk of cancer from exposure to diagnostic X-rays.

Researchers at the University of Oxford and Cancer Research in the United Kingdom conducted the study. The investigators estimated the likely extent of the cancer risk based on the annual number of diagnostic X-rays undertaken in the United Kingdom and in 14 additional developed countries.

Investigators report the cumulative risk of cancer ranged from 0.6 percent to 1.8 percent to over 3 percent in Japan. Japan has the highest number of annual diagnostic X-rays in the world. In the United Kingdom, researchers say the risk of cancer was 0.6 percent. This suggests around 700 of the 124,000 cases of cancer diagnosed in the United Kingdom each year could be attributable to exposure to diagnostic X-rays.

Researchers say their calculations depended on a number of assumptions, and so are inevitably subject to considerate uncertainty.

However researchers from Germany say the present study has not taken into account the benefit of the X-rays for the patients in their research. They say the earlier detection of cancer by radiological examinations and possibly earlier treatment could mean more cancers are cured. However, they agree that a general goal should be to avoid unnecessary X-ray procedures. For example, they point out that up to 30 percent of chest X-rays may not be necessary and doctors need to think carefully about the benefits for and the risk to their patients for each examination.

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Fibroids unlikely to Turn Cancerous
2. Virus Level could Predict Cervical Cancer Risk
3. Cancer Doctors Okays Controversial Prostate Therapy
4. Potential New Cancer Gene Identified
5. Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer
6. Cancers of Colon & Rectum linked to Cigarette Smoking
7. Life Saving Cancer Drugs – From Chicken! Possible Says Dolly’ Creatos
8. The Cancer Rumour mill working over time
9. Cancer drugs in development nearly doubled since 1995
10. Radioactive Seeds used in Prostate Cancer treatment can migrate with the body
11. Cancer patients turning to Internet for information
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/25/2015)... ... ... On November 23rd 2015 Cozy Products, a division of Bird-X Incorporated, ... explains what this means for business moving forward. , The Tri Lite heater business ... to sell personal heaters that reduce energy consumption, are economical and keep people warm ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... of music, friendships, and learning in its 65th Anniversary Brillianteen Revue, scheduled for ... , For 65 years, Brillianteen has been a treasured tradition for ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 25, 2015 , ... Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders, ... as a result of the $20,000 raised at the center’s recent golf ... Club in Eureka, will help individuals who otherwise might not seek treatment for ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... ... An unlikely combination of recycled plastic shopping bags in ... to have a more dignified and comfortable night’s sleep. , Residents of Friendship ... bags into sleeping mats for the homeless. The project, according to Jeannette ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Students and parents have something ... winners of the Create Real Impact awards. California Casualty is proud to ... the tide of distracted and reckless driving, the number one killer of young drivers. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... COMMACK , Nueva York ... Avery Biomedical Devices (ABD), fabricante del Avery Breathing ... Anders Jonzon , MD; Ph.D. como consultor ...   --> Foto - ... --> El doctor Jonzon es un ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... 2015 Sectra (STO: SECT B) ... into a multi-year agreement to deploy Breast Imaging ... provide the Breast Center a future-proof platform capable of ... SECT B) announces that Breast Center of Acadiana ... Breast Imaging PACS in its two freestanding imaging centers. This ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... and BERN, Switzerland , November 24, ... Center for Biomedical Engineering Research of the University of ... of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition of the Bern ... of an exclusive collaboration to develop a novel generation ... the personalised delivery of insulin for diabetic patients with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: