Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Quick, I want a CT scan

Being a news junkie I have been following the news again. And now never want to have another CT scan. First watch this video on how CT scans give off a lot of radiation and are believed to cause cancers. Then watch this video about the poor man who was given too much radiation in a brain scan.

I never want another CT scan. If I ever have a desire to want one. I'll go back and watch these again. How many CT scans have I had? Three abdominal ones and several breast ones during radiation. I think that's it. But now am I causing more cancer but doing this? But then when the doctor orders one, I'll have a little discussion.

But here's a thought, I have several friends who regularly have CT scans to see if their cancers are responding to treatment or spreading. That says something about their long term prognosis if the radiation's long term affects are not a consideration.

Too much too early in the day. I am lying in bed with my laptop getting ready for my day. I do need to take a shower pretty soon but I am procrastinating - its cold outside and I don't wanna!

1 comment:

Debby said...

I just really have gotten to the same point. I'm just tired of scans, and of the dread while waiting for the results, etc. I feel like I may be sticking my head in the sand, but it's where I'm at right now. I just don't want to think about it any more.