But do you think the risk of developing a cancer is greater than not developing one now? The worry is that it may be practically guaranteed, is what I meant to clarify.

Thank you,


Hi, Jesse.

Your risk of developing cancer in your lifetime is greater than the risk of someone else who has never been x-rayed. There is no way to know empirically if or when cancer will develop in your abdomen.

Your risk of developing cancer is increased because of your previous radiation exposure. That does not mean it is practically guaranteed that you will develop cancer. It just means you may be more likely to develop cancer.

There is nothing more I can say to help you. If you need more advice, please consult someone else.

Best wishes,


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I am not qualified to interpret diagnostic imaging or to diagnose disease. Please consult a physician for that information. I am the photographer. I can tell you what to expect during most MRI, CT and X-ray procedures.


I now have more than 30 years experience in diagnostic imaging. My specialty is MRI. I am also very familiar with CT and the way we used to take x-rays (everything's digital now)!

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Technology.

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