Repeat imaging may double 10-year risk of breast cancer

12/3/2012 | MedPage Today (free registration)

An increase in the use of chest or cardiac computed tomography in young women was linked to a twofold increase in the 10-year risk of developing breast cancer, according to a retrospective analysis. "A child or young adult who underwent two cardiac or chest CTs before the age of 23 has a higher 10-year risk of developing breast cancer from these exams than her underlying risk of developing breast cancer in the same period," the authors wrote. The findings were presented at Radiological Society of North America meeting.

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