Monday, June 17, 2013

The Tremendous Downsides Of CT Scans In Brain Tumor Research

By Rob Sutter

CT scans are used for specific reasons related to problems within the head, which have been useful in the past. These could be anything from bone trauma to instances where brain tumor research should come into play. It seems like these scans are immensely helpful, though it seems like this is becoming an action that is less recommended. The reason for this is that there's a possibility that, in large doses, the scans could be the triggers which are able to form cancer within the brain.

TVNZ reported on a story concerning brain tumor research and it seems like there was quite a bit of news regarding CT scans. Those who were younger than 20 years old, who have taken such scans, are more likely to contract cancer. These findings were uncovered by the team at Melbourne University School of Population and Global Health. It seems like more is being done to discourage people from getting these scans unless absolutely necessary, which organizations such as Voices Against Brain Cancer would deem smart.

I don't know how many people knew about the downsides that these scans could have, myself included. However, it seems like the rates are somewhat lower, considering that the degrees of radiation seen in 1985 through 2005 were much higher; this has changed over the course of time. This doesn't change the fact that the scans are more risky for younger people. Research has shown that those ones who went about them had the risk of cancer elevated by a degree of 24 percent.

Let's say that you're looking at a number of young people; for the sake of argument, 10,000 people. If you're focusing on that group on its own, it's possible that 39 cases of cancer can come to the surface, not including CT scans. If such scans seem to be the case, though, I think that you could get, at least, 6 more diagnoses. Anyone can probably make the connection that the bigger such a group is, the more likely it is that cancer rates will increase with it.

It's surprising what kinds of things can trigger cancer in the human body if they are seen in high roses. Radiation seems to be one of the biggest factors, meaning that you'll want to stay as far away from it as humanly possible. What about the usage of these scans, which have been proven to have said radiation, accompany them? In such a case, it's possible to look to other means of diagnosis that may not place that much harm on you in the long run.

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