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do pet scans show lung cancer

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cooke
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Adjunctive: Pet scans utilize a special sugar molecule or glucose, and attaches a harmless piece of radioactivity to it (fdg). The FDG is taken up by metabolical ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Sort of...: The pet scan non-specifically show very metabolically active (consuming lots of energy), and lung cancer and its metastasis fit that category. It is ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Birdas
26 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not exactly: They show lesions that are suspicious for cancer (including lung cancer). Typically co fir action with a biopsy is required before treatment is initia ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Clinical judgement: This pathologist is underwhelmed with the health or public benefits of intensive screening for tiny lung cancers. I'd hope that if the person is sympt ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
24 years experience Anesthesiology
Factors: Many factors are involved: age, immune system, type of tumor, gender in certain cases, type of chemotherapy , compliance among many others. Your oncol ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Difficult to say.: This is considered an advanced cancer, stage IV or distant metastases stage. As you said, surgery and radiation is the treatment for this. However, ... Read More
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Dr. Joshua Garren
24 years experience Radiation Oncology
"oligometastatic": Patients with a single brain tumor as the only site of metastatic disease are called "oligometastatic." the chance of cure, though small, is real. Eve ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
LDCT is a : noncontrast lung nodule screening study, and it is possible that small central lesions may not be visualized due to proximity to normal blood vessels ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Tests: The best test to screen for lung cancer,in my opinion, is a chest ct scan as a conventional chest xray can miss it. A simple blood test, cbc and diffe ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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By the spine may b: different than on or in the spine.Ask her Docs for specifics.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes you are right: A PET scan will pick up Cancer at all sites. It looks like that your Cancer(if it is confirmed with a biopsy) is still localized to the lung alone(No ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Lung mass: Something is missing! There must have been symptoms that led to a pet scan. Unless a biopsy was performed how could your doctor simply say that there ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Dr. Ken Levin answered
44 years experience Radiology
May be: A question of the form can A show B is almost always answered maybe, because you cannot completely exclude the possibility that it may or may not demo ... Read More
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