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pet scan lung cancer false positive

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cooke
21 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
46 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
25 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 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Pet scan: The latter part of your question is the right answer.
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Bx definitive: A positron emission tomography (pet) scan is an imaging test that uses a radioactive substance called a tracer to look for disease in the body. It is ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 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 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 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 53-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 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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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not necessarily so: It could other stuff.Good luck.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
PET scan helps but n: A PET scan can show an abnormality where body cells are overactive. This happens commonly with Cancer and with any Infection or inflammation. So a bio ... Read More
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