What Are X-Rays?

 X-rays are a form of radiation. This kind of radiation is invisible. X-rays are used to make "pictures" of the bones and organs. ... read more »

Are Diagnostic and Therapeutic X-rays Safe During Pregnancy?

Are diagnostic and therapeutic x-rays safe during pregnancy? ... read more »

Is Radiation Harmful During Pregnancy?

Diagnostic radiation does not harm the pregnancy, though you should not have unnecessary radiation during pregnancy. ... read more »

Amount of Radiation in X-rays

There are diagnostic x-rays and therapeutic x-rays. In general, medical x-rays done to check for certain conditions are also called 'diagnostic x-rays.' ... read more »

Chest X-ray and Pregnancy

Are chest x-rays safe during pregnancy? ... read more »

Am I Able to Get Pregnant After…

In many cases, illness, disease and injury will not affect the ability to become pregnant, but that is not always the case. ... read more »

X-Rays Still Unsafe for Use During Pregnancy and Infancy

A new study in the British Medical Journal warns doctors again about the risks associated with the use of X-rays during pregnancy and infancy. There may be a connection between childhood cancer risk and X-ray use during these times. ... read more »

X-Rays in Pregnancy - How Safe Are They

X-rays are generally safe in pregnancy. If your doctor finds you need x-rays for a medical problem or injury, it's OK to have them. ... read more »

Radiation Exposure May Affect Testicular Cancer Rates

According to a new preliminary study by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, male infants born to mothers exposed to radiation in early pregnancy may suffer from increased risk of testicular cancer later in life. ... read more »

Frozen Sperm

Freezing sperm is an option for men who are not yet ready or able to have a child but who want to give themselves the option of doing so in the future. ... read more »

Teen Pregnancy Testing and Radiation

Emergency departments may be placing undue risk on teens who are pregnant, according to a report delivered at the American Academy of Pediatrics conference. ... read more »

Freezing Sperm Before Treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Men with a Hodgkin's lymphoma who want to have children after cancer treatment stand a better chance of fatherhood if they have their sperm frozen and stored before beginning treatment. ... read more »

Fertility Increasingly Possible After Childhood Cancer

Improvements in cancer therapy throughout the years have made chemotherapy and radiation treatments less invasive and less destructive than they were a few decades ago. These therapies attack with a vengeance and often leaves the child infertile. ... read more »

Effect of Solar UV Radiation on Childhood Cancer Rates

Previous studies have reported a connection between UV exposure during pregnancy and lowered the risk of some forms of cancer in children. Additional studies have mirrored the results but in cases of adult cancers. ... read more »

Are Diagnostic X-Rays Safe During Pregnancy?

Diagnostic X-Rays are Safe in Pregnancy a because the radiation levels are too low to do any harm. ... read more »

Radiation during Your Pregnancy

Radiation is something we all try to avoid in our everyday lives. Studies link it directly to cancer, and being in areas with high radiation is not ideal for anyone, pregnant or not. Unfortunately, radiation is everywhere. ... read more »

Laptops are Harmless if You Use them Correctly

Electronics give off a lot of potentially harmful rays, and scientists have yet to finish researching what effect they might have. For example, there are many studies with contradicting results regarding the potentially cancerous side effects of cell phone use. ... read more »

Could Radiation from Flying Be Unsafe During Pregnancy?

There is no known risk of radiation or cancer from flying during pregnancy. ... read more »

Radiation, Flying, and Pregnancy. Is it a problem?

There is no increased risk from radiation when flying in pregnancy. ... read more »