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emma2

Thyroid Nodule and Dental Xrays

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Does anyone know if dental X-rays increase your chances of getting thyroid cancer or nodules. My cousin recently had a thyroid nodule removed and mentioned that it might be from dental X-rays as they don’t cover your neck when they do them. I was wondering if this is true. 

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No, x-rays radiation in small amounts have statistical negligible effects on the body.

 

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Emma is this something that a dr or dentist told your cousin or something that your cousin found on google?

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I met a dude who almost certainly got his thyroid cancer from x-rays.  He had a barrage of them over a long period of time due to a serious accident early in his life.  You'd need a LOT of cavities to match that kind of exposure.  (Also he's fine anyway!)

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