No sign scans after testicle cancer cause new tumors

Follow-up scans after treatment for testicular cancer don’t appear to put men at higher risk of new tumors, researchers have found.

Men usually get regular computerized tomography (CT) scans to check if their testicular cancer has returned following treatment, but some worry that the associated radiation could be dangerous.

But that did not seem to be the case in the new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Overall, 14 percent of some 2,500 men who received multiple follow-up scans developed new tumors in the scanned area over the decade following their diagnosis. And those who received the most radiation were at no higher risk.  Read more…

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