Mar 10, 2010 - 10:02 am
Headline news in the Chicago Tribune on 3/8/2010. Deputy Chief medical officer of the american cancer society refused to have a CT scan done citing the risk for cancer was too high. It seems an imaging test revealed a small nodule in Dr. Len Lichenfelds lung. Article does not mention type of imaging test or why it was done. We all know imaging tests are not done for the sake of doing them. He states the following:
"The reality is, I thought the radiation dose from those follow-up scans represented more of a threat than the nodule."
Cmon Doc., I have had 39 radiation treatments to my head and go for CT scans every 3 months to head, lungs, and abdomen. Food for thought isn't it?
Remember this guy is the Deputy Cheif of this very website?
What choice will you make? I opt for continuing the scans since I already have enough radiation to light up bulbs with my ears but what does he know that they are not telling us?