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Can Having Many CT Scans Affect The DNA?

i have 3 children, 16, 11 and 4. I was just told that having many CT scans can affect the DNA. I have had many CT scans after my second born. i am terribly worried that i have messed with my third childs DNA and am terrified that i have installed a cancer gene in him?
Mon, 30 Jun 2014
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Thanks for the query.
I can understand your concern.
No amount of radiation is safe. Since radiation is always around us (environmental), we cannot avoid all radiation, but we can try to limit our exposures.
Still I think you need not to worry as you have passed long time after second baby without any challenges (i hope).
Hope i helped you.
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Can Having Many CT Scans Affect The DNA?

Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. No amount of radiation is safe. Since radiation is always around us (environmental), we cannot avoid all radiation, but we can try to limit our exposures. Still I think you need not to worry as you have passed long time after second baby without any challenges (i hope). Hope i helped you.