AW: [ RadSafe ] CT radiation INHIBITS cancer

Franz Schönhofer franz.schoenhofer at
Sat Jan 23 10:24:38 CST 2010

I believe that I do not understand your comment. Starting from the unit
CTs/year up to the end your comment is - at least for me, but supposedly to
other RADSAFErs - not understandable. Could you please refrain from putting
forward hearsay as a prove for your funny comments and post messages, which
at least 90 % of RADSAFErs might understand?

Best regards,


Franz Schoenhofer, PhD
MinRat i.R.
Habicherg. 31/7
A-1160 Wien/Vienna

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: radsafe-bounces at [mailto:radsafe-bounces at] Im Auftrag
Gesendet: Samstag, 23. Jänner 2010 01:58
An: dachsmd at
Cc: radsafe at
Betreff: [ RadSafe ] CT radiation INHIBITS cancer

Dear Dr. Dachs, 

Ionizing radiation - up to 10 CTs/year -  INHIBITS cancer. 

You write in "Cancer Risks Associated with CT Scanning" American Family
Physician,  81,2,1/15/10, 111-114, that Brenner, (Computer Tomography - An
Increasing Source Of Radiation Exposure, NEJM 2007,;357,22),  

"-is one of the most important -- but most frightening -- articles I've read
-- "  

Be reassured.  Benefit from radiation works like allergy shots and all
vaccines - small doses stimulate body defenses by ~10 orders of magnitude! 
Feinendigan (your ref.) and Pollycove (of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission)
showed this in mice. 

 In humans, only 32 breast cancers appeared in bomb survivors with 1 to 10
rad exposure (=1-10 CTs) where 42.3 were expected. Breast cancer was also
much less in Nova Scotia TB patients receiving fluoroscopy equivalent to
~20CTs than with more or less radiation. Hormesis. 

Evidence is voluminous and undeniable (except to BEIR swallowers drunk on
grant money) that up to 10 rad/year inhibits cancer.  I believe that third
party payers scare you and hurt patients.  I accept no third party payment
and promote Health Savings Accounts (self-managed high-deductible insurance)

Please forward this to AFP with your comment. Thank you. 

Howard Long MD MPH Family Doctor and Epidemiologist, 

VP, Doctors for Disaster Preparedness, 

7 year particpant in radsafe chat box of health physicists.
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