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Could MRI or CT scan detect brain cancer?

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Dr. Jon Strasser
20 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Sure: Mri would be the imaging test of choice, though often we start with a ct. Ultimately, you'll likely need a biopsy to prove it's a cancer.
Answered on Nov 3, 2019
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