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do CT scans show cancer

A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Suggestion: Most blood tests and/or medical imaging will only suggest possible cancer. Confirmation is only through tissue analysis/ biopsy/ aspirate, etc. Hope i ... Read More
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Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes, most times it d: Cancer is not difficult to diagnose but you need to go to an experienced doctor/preferably an oncologist. We look for any abnormal growth in the commo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Need more details: You need to tell us where these Nodules are located ?(Lungs?)and how much have they increased in size. Unless they have increased to double their orig ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
First, : First, there is no cutoff radiation dose which is "too much" above which will result in cancer. The risk of cancer simply starts out low and increase ... Read More
Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
Delayed, high dose: In general, ct scans do not by themselves cause cancer. You would have to have had dozens upon dozens to risk the development of cancer. Having said t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Oh
Dr. Joseph Oh answered
15 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: A CT scan is probably the best way to characterize/detect lung cancer. However, often times a plain X-ray of the lungs is sufficient for the initial d ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely : Colon cancer does not present with bloody diarrhea. Sounds more likely to be an infection, for related to you diverticulosis or something called an ar ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anand Balson
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not unusual: please see the Doctor asap. It is not unusual to see cancer of lung in CT of lung even if it was OK 6 months ago
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fareed Asfour
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not: This is probably not caner, but you may want to report your symptoms to your doctor to see if she thinks a colonoscopy would be helpful.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No, not even 3 scans: Patients get CT scans all over the world, every day. As long as there is a good reason for the scan, it is fine to do. If repeated scans are planned, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Maybe: Only if the lymphoma is in the neck, and then only as enlarged lymph nodes that you could probably feel anyway. Good luck with this workup. Other canc ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: A CT scan is an excellent way of assessing the kidney for tumors, abscesses and other issues. A blockage of the ureter also will be evident, as can o ... Read More
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