CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, states that the individual risk is small and that the chances of getting cancer are small. He also states that 70,000 Cat scans have been performed annually. The 29,000 new cases of cancer deaths are estimates.
If they are estimates, then that number could potentially be much higher.
CNN’s Ted Rowland reports that three hospitals and more to follow are under FDA investigation. More than 300 people were apparently given an overdose of radiation during CT scans.The problem reported was with incorrect programming. The settings did not match the manufacturers recommendations.
How did that happen? I wonder…was it a true error or intentional misprogramming. If it was a programming error, why was it not caught? Don’t hospitals have the responsibility to ensure the safety of their equipment? On the other hand, I don’t even want to think about it being intentional.
CNN interviews one patient who is seen at his home in the kitchen talking about how he lost his hair after the Brain Scan, now has cataracts, bleeding gums, mouth rash while placing a prescription drug on his kitchen counter along with ten other prescription drugs.
I wonder if maybe all those prescriptions were causing the symptom(s) that prompted the doctors to order a Cat scan of the brain. Eleven prescriptions cannot be safe to take.
It’s been estimated that prescription drugs, medical doctors and hospital errors kill over 6oo,000 people every year!
Mammograms causing cancer has also been in the news recently. I wonder how many cases of breast cancer are actually being caused and have already been caused by mammograms.
I believe that the best medicine is prevention. I discuss prevention extensively in my book, HANGING OUT FOR THE HEALTH OF IT. The Seven Healthy Habits are my prescription for a healthier, happier and longer life.