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A 25-year-old male asked:

Whats the best full body scan available to get if you're worried about cancer?

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Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Worry and scans: Besides unwanted radiation exposure, full body scanning is likely to result in "incidental findings " ( variations from normal that are of questionable clinical significance) that lead to further testing and create more worries.
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Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast commented
Radiation Oncology 32 years experience
The best full body scan is the PET/CT scan. In order to get one you must have a certain diagnosis. Like a lung mass. You can also have one done as part of a cancer work up. Its just not available for anyone to receive. It is terribly expensive as well...like in the 8 to 10 thousand range.
Sep 1, 2015
Last updated Sep 1, 2015

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