A 17-year-old male asked:
can ultrasound detect cancer in lymph nodes?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Sewa Legha answered
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends: Ultrasound is commonly used to check the condition of the lymph nodes. But the results are dependent on the experience of the sonographer(radiologist). A good sonographer can tell if a lymph node is benign or suspect for Cancer. The final answer(to be 100% certain) requires a biopsy of a suspicious lymph node(if it is enlarged to 1cm or more in size)
Answered on Mar 31, 2018
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