A 34-year-old male asked:
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can airport security scanners detect tumors? i've had a dull pain in the left side of my neck that i think is muscular for 2 weeks, and when i went thru security the scan flagged that exact spot!

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Coincidence. If the pain persists, get seen
Answered on Apr 15, 2018
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Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: Very unlikely airport scanners are not set up to diagnose treat or evaluate tumors.see a primary care doctor for in person evaluation diagnosis and treatment
Answered on Apr 15, 2018

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