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Can it be possible for you to know the stage of your cancer before getting a full body x-ray?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Maybe: It is possible in some cases to tell if a cancer has spread and to have an idea of the stage without doing X-rays or scans but most of the times we need those tests to confirm our suspicions or identify occult areas of cancer.

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Last updated Jun 12, 2014

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