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I have had these test done and now I'm worried I might catch cancer from all the radiation given to me. I didn't know at the time they were bad but now I have a constant pain in my chest, and I'm wondering if its cancer. Are these test to much and what will be my risk of cancer and if I do get cancer what is the amount of time it will take, I know everyone is different but I'm still in need to know.

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replied May 19th, 2015
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Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Though you have had exposure to a significant amount of radiation, one cant base the chest pain to diagnose a malignancy. Please get an EKG done along with a chest x ray. If both are fine and there are no discernible lesions on the x ray then its unlikely to be a malignancy. If the x ray shows any suspected nodule or lesions then CT chest can be done along with metastasis workup. Other causes of chest pain such as GERD, costochondritis , pleurisy should also be considered as part of the evaluation.

Wishing you best of health

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