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Multiple CT scans on children 'can increase risk of developing cancer'

Multiple CT scans in childhood can triple the risk of developing brain cancer or leukaemia, a study suggests.

The Newcastle University-led team examined the NHS medical records of almost 180,000 young patients.

But writing in The Lancet the authors emphasised that the benefits of the scans usually outweighed the risks.

Branwin Jeffreys reports.

  • 07 Jun 2012
  • From the section Health
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