Who knows your body best? Does your health care provider consider YOU — your lifestyle, work commitments and concerns–especially when he/she orders meds/tests?
You have a right to be concerned about excess radiation from multiple imaging studies. Please don’t take the X-ray order and leave the office, ASK what exactly is being ordered – what is being looked for – you may recently have had a similar study or already had that discovered! For any test ASK is there an alternative? A test may not be need just yet, BUT close surveillance, watchful observation may be a possible initial approach. This in medical common sense!
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