A 66-year-old female asked:
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does a pet scan only show cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: It shows lots of things
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
17 years experience Nuclear Medicine
There are several types of PET tracers which can be used but the most common uses glucose. Glucose is nonspecific and can show increased uptake in cancer but also in inflammatory or infectious conditions.
Mar 2, 2017

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Lymph nodes: Need to see a surgeon. Be serious about it.

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