Radiation from Medical Procedures

in the Pathogenesis of

Cancer and Ischemic Heart Disease:

Dose-Response Studies with Physicians per 100,000 Population

Edited by Egan O'Connor                            

 * Hypothesis-1: Medical radiation is a highly important cause (probably the principal cause) of cancer mortality in the United States during the Twentieth Century. Medical radiation means, primarily, exposure by xrays (including fluoroscopy and CT scans).

 * Hypothesis-2: Medical radiation, received even at very low and moderate doses, is an important cause of death from Ischemic Heart Disease; the probable mechanism is radiation-induction of mutations in the coronary arteries, resulting in dysfunctional clones (mini-tumors) of smooth muscle cells.

First Edition: 1999
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