Charles B Simone II MD, Medical Director at New York Proton Center CBS News Nov 20, 2019 discussing proton radiation cancer treatment.
Radiation is cumulative. Even the radiation you may have gotten from the shoe-fitting fluoroscope is still with you. 15,000 people die every year from cancers caused by radiation from CT scans. And children who had a CT scan had a 24% higher risk for developing cancer, with a 16% additional risk for each additional scan. Children who had one CT scan before age 5 had a 35% higher risk for cancer.