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Radiation & your child

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Researchers say, radiation from CT scans could put your child at slight risk for developing cancer.

A new study of children under the age of 15 found those who had two or three scans are at a three times greater risk for brain cancer.

Five to ten scans triple the risk for leukemia.

Although the risk is still very low -- researchers suggest to only have your child scanned if absolutely necessary.