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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes, near completely: Head and neck Cancer is easy to diagnose even without a CT scan because it can be seen with a naked eye and felt with the hands of the expert doctor. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Uncommon: There can be a genetic predispostion for families to develop cancer but only a few head and neck cancers (thyroid, endorine neoplasms, neurofibromatos ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Varied: There are many factors that help determine survivability in head and neck cancer. The type of cancer, its location in the head and neck, the size at ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Variable: Patients at high risk for head/neck cancer are those with history of alcohol use, long-term smoking, tobacco chewing, human papilloma virus infection, ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Not usually, but...: Generally colon cancer spreads to the lymph nodes, liver and lungs, so those are the first organs looked at to see if it has spread or not. However, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Fayz
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
Nonspecific pet/ct.: Pet/ct scans are very sensitive for identifying disease, but not as specific as to what type of disease. On some occasions, the appearance and distri ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Complicated: Any radiation can increase the possibility of changes in the DNA of cells and thus lead to cancerous changes. Having said that there are people with ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes: Yes, it would be very sensitive for detecting cancers in the regions scanned.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Many kinds could.: The neck is an anatomically complicated region with many internal structures. A ct scan of the neck could show both primary and secondary cancers (tu ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Characterize lump: If lump is superficial in location ultrasound is more beneficial in characterizing type of tissue, and may need eventual biopsy. Mr examination for bo ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Recurrence: The chest ct won't include the parotid regions, and a standard head MRI won't adequately evaluate it, so neither is good for local recurrence. ct or ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
yes: Yes it can.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 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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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
To show the cause: A ct scan of the neck can show problems with the discs, the nerve, the spine, the spinal cord and how these interact to produce pain. The contrast ca ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Need biopsy done: A biopsy of one of the axillary lymph nodes may provide some guidance about the primary source of this tumor. It could be breast Cancer which sometime ... Read More
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
May need biopsy : Has to be concerned for recurrence of tumor, I am sure her doctor already explained , if there is fluid will analyze , may visualize area with thora ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: A ct scan does not evaluate colon cancer very well. If there is "advanced" cancer as you asked, possibly a large colon mass could be seen, or if there ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Provisional: This is a preliminary report while the pathologist does more work to get the exact nature of the tumor settled down. I suspect this will turn out to b ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Read on !: Mri's, pets, ekg's and echo's do not use x radiation and a few scans are not dangerous !
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hassan Arshad
15 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Maybe: If there is suspicion of a nasopharyngeal cancer, a thorough head and neck exam should be done. This should include nasal endoscopy to directly visual ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
If it is tailored: For liver mass, and technically adequate(i.e. no artifacts that might obscure anatomy), it would be nearly impossible to miss a large liver tumor.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John To
Dr. John To answered
29 years experience Radiology
Both: The actual diagnosis of lymphoma requires tissue, usually excisional biopsy of an entire lymph node. Staging to see where other sites of disease coul ... Read More
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