How much non-ionising radiation is too much?
G’day all. I am paying the price for undergoing radiation therapy for acne vulgaris in my late teens. It seems that I was probably subjected to about five sessions of up to 100 millisieverts of radiation over a period of three years. The first consequences of this was many basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas commencing about twenty years after the therapy. I also was diagnosed with and treated for laryngeal cancer, prostrate cancer and sigmoid (prostrate) cancer. I do not have any DNA family history of these carcinomas.
I am now eighty years old and as you can imagine have to stay constantly on my guard for further cancer development. Can anyone share similar history with me, please as there seems to be very little data available of similar cases? The years of application, in my case was from 1957 – 1960.