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A 21-year-old female asked:

Will a ct scan with contrast show indolent non-hodgkin's lymphoma, if the cancer is currently dormant at the time of the scan? can cancer be detected by ct scan, even if it's not actively growing at the moment?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
CT scan does not make the diagnosis of lymphoma, it only reveals abnormal lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy) or enlarged visceral organs such as enlarged spleen with some suspicious features. The diagnosis has to be based on pathology, usually by a node resection or biopsy.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Diagnosis of lymphoma requires the removal of a lymph node examination of the tissue by a pathologist.
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Last updated Oct 30, 2022

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