I was just told that I need a CAT scan for my reoccurring sinus infections. I was about to schedule one when DH mentioned that CAT scans are the leading cause of cancer. Now I'm wondering if I should just take whatever med the doc was going to prescribe and skip the scan. I've had a few long time ago on a different part of my body - actually once I had a whole body scan with the barium drink and injection....I think maybe I've had too much stuff done to me when I was younger and I don't want to risk doing more to my body if that means entering the realm of risking getting cancer. That, and my DH's friend, who is 33yo, just found out that he has cancer...so now our radar is really on alert. My hearing is being affected by the infection, but I'd rather endure the pain and go deaf than get cancer...maybe I'm going a bit overboard, but I want to make sure I'm not putting myself in additional risk. I'm so opposed to taking drugs that I forget that other procedures carry risks too...