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My mom had a pet ct scan yesterday to see the enormity of the cancer in her lungs and lymph nodes and is experiencing a nose bleed. is that normal?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
The nosebleed: is not related to the PET scan, it is completely coincidental.
Dr. Deepti Warad
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 18 years experience
Bone marrow spread?: Spontaneous nosebleed in the setting of malignant lung cancer may suggest low platelets due to bone marrow involvement. I strongly recommend following up with the oncologist.

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