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pet ct lung cancer diagnosis

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Imaging test.: A pet/ct is a combined whole body x-ray (ct scan) and a functional image based on how much sugar is taken up in various parts of the body. It is not ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Guyton
45 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Combination: Pet-ct uses a combination of x-rays and a scan for metabolic activity to be more sensitive than either alone. Ct can show the size and shape of struc ... Read More
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Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Clinical: Lung cancer is diagnosed by obtaining tissue from somewhere. This would be a pathologic diagnosis. Cancer can be inferred by by various imaging studie ... Read More

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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Lung nodule: Features of lesions that are likely non-cancerous : size<3cm, smooth, round, calcified, age<50, non-smoker etc. But it does need to be monitored ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 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 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt.: A tissue biopsy and bronchial washing for cytology will help to rule out cancer. If you have a family history of cancer, smoking and any pulmonary sym ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Need more informatio: We need more information to advise you. We need to know your clinical evaluation, laboratory findings, etc
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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NO: Please see a rheumatologist or internal medicine physician. No more scans.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
It is extremely: unlikely that you would survive for two years with undetected and untreated SCLC. Therefore it is unlikely that water retention would be caused by und ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience Radiology
Not zero: But very small. No test is perfect. There are a number of reasons for missed diagnosis of lung cancer. However, a PET CT is the best way to identify ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it does!!: You should stop worrying about having Lung Cancer. You should get out and exercise such as a daily walk. That will take care of your present symptoms ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Your GP: still your primary doctor would be the one to resort to , and fatigue doesn't mean that you have lung cancer. Pulmonologist (lung specialists) would b ... Read More
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