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Will advanced cervicalcancer show up on ct scan

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
13 years experience Emergency Medicine
Possible: A CT scan is a general diagnostic tool. It is possible to pick up a mass on CT depending on the size and the body of the person. However there is no w ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Velt answered
42 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Less likely: CT without IV contrast is not very accurate in visualizing cervical cancer. MRI is more likely to see the lesion. Your doctors are looking to see if ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Probably not: Ct scan would only show cancer if there were a large mass. To check for cervical cancer, you need to see a gynecologist. They will probably start with ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
36 years experience Interventional Radiology
It : It sounds like things are being done appropriately. The first concern is for metastatic disease from your cervical cancer, but that should be ruled o ... Read More
Dr. Cornelius Dooley
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Not serious: Given the extensive work up that you have had, it is unlikely that this is anything serious; it may just be a muscular thing; it is not cancer or a re ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 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 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
26 years experience Radiology
Depends: It depends on what you mean by advanced. If you mean spread to other organs, usually it will. If you mean advanced within the colon itself. Not unl ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Depending on the type of meningocele it will show up on a ct scan. Some occur in the head and others in the low back.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
29 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
It got ignored: Unless your physician notes that the lump is in question, a radiologist won't report a benign-appearing neck mass like this. Grape-sized lymph nodes a ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not really: CT scans are excellent for demonstrating bony fractures. While a scan can be incorrectly interpreted (you can request a 2nd opinion to re-read the sca ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Malignant HTN: is generally a clinical diagnosis. It doesn't necessarily imply any cerebral edema, unless it is complicated by acute hypertensive encephalopathy, in ... Read More

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