10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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Keriamon
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   Posted 12/13/2007 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
http://health.msn.com/health-topics/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100182331&GT1=10710
 
 
Some of these are good interview questions for when you are picking out a doctor, while some are good for doctors that you regularly use. 

xyz
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   Posted 12/14/2007 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   

I was disturbed to read this part of the article:

>>Another overused procedure: CT scans. The radiation from these tests causes an estimated 5,695 cancer cases a year, say British researchers.<<

This seems to amount to an unequivocal claim that CT scans can cause cancer.  Does anyone know where this data comes from?


Sarita
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   Posted 12/15/2007 1:40 AM (GMT -7)   
CT scans do have a comparatively large amount of radiation exposure, so it's always good to make sure it's really needed (i.e., none of this "full body scanning" nonsense, that's just ridiculous). However, the scans are getting safer all the time. They are wonderful tools if used properly, but no one should ever go in demanding a CT...
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