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ct scan vs mri for breast cancer

A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
You are asking us: to determine what your treatment plan will be. The only people who have the required knowledge to do that are the providers on your treatment team. It ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
9 years experience Urology
Radiation: That amount of radiation will not increase risk of breast cancer, it can affect the fetus if you are pregnant.
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Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: No it does not. Hope this helps.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Yes though that is not the test of choice. A chest ct will usually spot breast cancer as an incidental finding. It is not as sensitive as a mammogram ... Read More
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Sometimes: But the lesion would have to be large enough to be visualized. A mammogram is a much superior means to evaluate the breast.
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Dr. Joseph Maklansky
24 years experience Radiology
Yes and no: A mammogram and ultrasound ate the best way to diagnose a breast mass. However a ct scan may show a obvious large mass or asymmetry in the breast tis ... Read More
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Dr. Dennis Holmes
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Atelectasis: There are a number of reasons for atelectasis (collapse alveoli or air sacs) or infiltration (areas of inflammation) in the lung: infection, mucus plu ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Magdy Shaaban
41 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Recurrent breast ca: recurrent breast cancer may happen at any time without obvious reasons. The speed at which cancer spread is unpredictable. It may happen any time, any ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Get it needled: If there's a palpable mass, a fine needle aspiration should settle the question of whether it's cancer.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: A ct scan can show possible concerning findings based on a radiologist's interpretation of what is seen. Often these findings indicate a need for fur ... Read More
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Well: Sounds like you are already having this evaluated. Just wait for Ct results and then go from there.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Not the best: Way to try to see breast cancer. Maybe if the breast cancer was so large that one could feel a breast lump or breast mass, then it may be seen on ct s ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Should see doc ASAP: I am sorry to hear of your breast cancer status. Mri picture is only a picture. Regardless of what it is, it is causing you pain and that should be ev ... Read More
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