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Minimize Cancer Risk by Decreasing Radiation Dose


There is very strong evidence that x-rays are carcinogenic. This evidence is derived from several studies of human populations exposed to x-rays. Overall, the outcomes of the different studies have demonstrated common characteristics of radiation-induced cancer.  Latency: First, there is a latent period between radiation exposure and tumor manifestation. Radiation-induced leukemias have the shortest latent period (range, 5 to 15 years), whereas radiation-induced solid tumors h more...
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