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A 67-year-old female asked:

A liver met of 5.2 in a colon cancer pt, does 5.2 suv uptake mean the cancer is aggressive ? does a higher suv mean more aggressive cancer. ?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Yes/May be, not sure: This is an average SUV for a Cancer. So I do not think it means anything more. A SUV over 10, in my view may aply an aggressive tumor but such correlations are not proven as a fact in each cancer type.

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