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Amarillo, TX
A 57-year-old female asked:

Can mri that shows breast lymph node involvement be something besides cacer?

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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Mri: Mri can show increase in the size of lymph nodes. But it cannot distinguish from cancer. Lymph node biopsy or a pet-scan can suggest if there is a cancer.
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