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Diagnostic Radiation and Testicular Germ Cell Tumor Risk

ASCO GU 2018: Diagnostic Radiation and Testicular Germ Cell Tumor Risk  Uro Today, 18,San Francisco, CA ( Dr. Kevin Nead and colleagues presented their work assessing diagnostic radiation and testicular germ cell tumor risk. Dr. Nead notes that both the incidence of testicular germ cell tumors (TGCT) and use of diagnostic radiation have increased in recent decades. In a quarter of diagnostic scans in children, direct and indirect radiation dose to the testes exceeds 20 mSv, which surpasses thresholds associated with malignancy risk (~5 mSv). The objective of this study was to examine the association between exposure to diagnostic radiation and TGCT risk in a case-control study.  ……. The authors concluded that exposure to diagnostic radiation below the waist, particularly among younger individuals, may increase TGCT risk. ...


February 14, 2018 - Posted by | health, USA

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