A member asked:

Had a pet scan for breast cancer, showed fluid on the lung ?

6 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Chad Levitt answered

Specializes in Radiation Oncology

You had both a pet scan and a ct scan as they are used together. Sometime a small amount of fluid on the lung that is not "hot" on pet scan can be normal. Depending on how much fluid and whether or not there tumors notes anywhere else and whether or not the fluid is metabolically active, your oncologist may decide to sample the fluid or just watch it. Need to discuss your scan with oncologist.

Answered Feb 18, 2013



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Dr. Addagada Rao answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Pet scan also will have superimposed very high resolution ct scan images will show, now need additional test to find out the nature of fluid.

Answered Dec 9, 2013


Dr. Larry Wilf answered

Specializes in

Fluid between the pleural and visceral lining of the lung. It is usually caused by a fluid inbalance. Do you have a bad heart? Second most common cause...Infection.

Answered Sep 15, 2013



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