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post #21 of 30
Hey there mamas!

Just a quick reminder to keep MDC as safe and friendly as we can. I have a removed a few posts from this thread. Please do no take direct issue with another poster or post ina rude or condescending way. It isn't helpful and it is against the MDC UA. Thanks and keep the good advice coming!
post #22 of 30
Please, I still want to see the evidence that having a CT scan can directly result in a 1/100 chance of dying from cancer.
post #23 of 30
Thread Starter 
OP here.
Thanks everyone for your support. I obviously missed something while I was gone, but oh well. We did the CT yesterday with no sedation. I fed her throughout the night, and when we got there, I got a little grief from the sedation team. In the end, I was able to argue them into doing the CT without sedating her. After my appointment with the neuro, I am pleased to report that the skull fracture is completely healed and there is no furthur bleeding. Yay!

That being said, most of you know that I have an open CPS case. I am in no position to opt-out of the medical treatment for my daughter. I am against sedating infants for the convience of doctors, but I do feel that the CT was useful in determining that she is completely okay. Or, you know, I guess I could have put a helment on her for the next three months, that was the other option. I too, would be interested in seeing evidence that a CT can directly result in a 1/100 chance of dying from cancer. I wonder if any of those test subjects ever microwaved their food in plastic, ate food covered in pesticides, used unatural body care products, or did the 7 million other things we now know to cause cancer. If they didnt, what box did they live in?
post #24 of 30
So happy to hear that your DD is well on her way to recovery!
post #25 of 30
I thought this article was interesting; it cites the risk as 1 in 1000 in an adult woman with one low-dose scan:
http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/heal...h/ct-scan-risk


OP, glad your daughter has healed and that she did not need to be sedated.
post #26 of 30
The studies that claim such high numbers are based on projections, not solid data, and the earlier study a PP posted drew its conclusions from atomic bomb survivors, again, not from solid, real data.
post #27 of 30
I'm so glad she has healed!
I found this article interesting...
http://www.jpands.org/vol13no1/scott.pdf
post #28 of 30
glad everything worked out (with the scan.....boo to cps...)
-from one ada's mommy to another
post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by MaterPrimaePuellae View Post
I thought this article was interesting; it cites the risk as 1 in 1000 in an adult woman with one low-dose scan:
http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/heal...h/ct-scan-risk
1/1000 is a far cry from 1/100, and contracting cancer is not the same thing as dying from it.

Thank you for posting that, though I would prefer to read those statistics out of a research report and not an article in a popular news stand magazine.
post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by nashvillemidwife View Post
1/1000 is a far cry from 1/100, and contracting cancer is not the same thing as dying from it.

Thank you for posting that, though I would prefer to read those statistics out of a research report and not an article in a popular news stand magazine.
Well, yeah, I totally agree. I wasn't a part of the original thread, but I had read this article and thought I would pass it along.
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