Radiation exposure during lung cancer diagnostic work-up: how important in the wider picture?
The paper by Rintoul et al
Using standard conversion factors, the authors have derived the lifetime risk of developing a second cancer as a consequence of the radiation exposure as approximately 1:1700 for all cancers and 1:5000 specifically for lung cancer in patients undergoing curative-intent surgery or radical (chemo)radiotherapy. It is important for the physician, radiologist and, of course, the patient to determine whether this...
Publisher URL: http://thorax.bmj.com/cgi/content/short/72/9/776
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