Topic: The Downside of Diagnostic Imaging

http://www.cancer.gov/ncicancerbulletin/012610/page8

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anyone heard of radiation pellits placed by the disease?
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Mother of John who lost his battle on Oct. 9, 2009 at age 30....

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thanks for the article Marion.  I've lost track of how many CAT scans I've had.  I'm going to talk to my doctor about this article.

bEtsy

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Interesting article Marion.  Before we knew what was wrong with Jim I actually remarked about all the testing that was being done (he had them all several times and then some) and that I was afraid it could cause cancer.  Little did we know he already had one of the worst types of cancer known!  Still have to wonder if all of that advanced things more quickly. 
Darla

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I've been aware of the CT/radiation issue for some time.  When I asked the oncologist (who is the one ordering the scans) about the issue, she really didn't have an answer.  Since I can't have MRI's, CT scans are really the only way to know whether cc is being held at bay or not.  I figured this out for myself.  Clearly she knew about the radiation risks, it is just that cc posed a greater risk.  The good news is that there is development being done to produce quality imaging with less patient exposure to radiation.

Jim
Hospitals/Doctors Link,  Our Experiences:  http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb/viewtopic.php?id=3126  See page 4 of thread for Dr. Tomoaki Kato info.
Major USA Cancer Centers:  http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/majorcancercenters.htm