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How sensitive is pet scan in detecting metastatic clear cell renal cancer, irrespective of screening guidelines (uiss/nccn) , side effects, cost?
Ins. Refused pet scan. Say mri/ CT w/o iodine (allergy). Just as good at finding problems? 2 yrs post hr re cc met. Pet oct.'12. See profile for dx.
I agree with: Insurer. U/s and mr of liver better than non-contrast ct. There are preps to try, but need contrast timed to check for liver metastais. Two year disease free interval is good for you. Pet scans are very expensive and not clearly more sensitive. I'd get mr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So-so: It depends where, how big the cancer is, and so forth. The new CT scans pick up lung cancers that are quite small -- most of the "cures" of tumors found this way may be of non-aggressive tumors. A scan can pick up a mass suspicious for cancer but of course tissue's required for certainty. ...Read more
Sort of...: The pet scan non-specifically show very metabolically active (consuming lots of energy), and lung cancer and its metastasis fit that category. It is not specific. Benign conditions like sarcoid can also make pet studies glow very brightly as well. Slow growing lung cancer, broncheoalveolar may not be pt avid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dad 73 yr old quit smoking 18 yr old. His CT scan shows infection & one 7 mm nodule. Should we go for pet scan or biopsy? Any pros cons of each?
Comparisons?: 1st, are there any old cds to compare? If so, is the nodule truly new? The 7 mm nodule could be infectious. Consider waiting a month and repeating the ct scan. Given remote smoking history and nodule size, would lean towards pet/ ct 1st. Biopsy may still be needed to prove cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mammogram doubts neoplastic process, scan shows well lobulated solid mass,wider than taller,family history of 2 sis of breast cancer..d/d plz
It sounds: like you had a breast ultrasound as well. Obviously limited info and incomplete description, but based on those descriptors, it is probably a BIRADS category 3 lesion(98% or greater chance of being benign). Most commonly, a mass with this description is a benign fibroadenoma. ...Read more
How many number of pet scans can be used safely if patient insist pet for detecting metastatic lesions after removing primary cancer?
Here are some...: If your are in a healthy state overall, proceeding with treatment is advised. But, one has to take the state of medical coexisting illnesses, the findings of DRE and prostate US, more detail in microscopic exam, ... etc. into consideration before finalizing a care decision. To put related things together correctly for good care, peruse articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onPSA-P-Ca.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed- malignant melanoma 5/2017 Diagnosed - treated for anal cancer 5/2016. Pet scan done in March '16. If MM has spread, wouldn't PET scan show?
PET scan is a good t: PET scan is a good test to detect metastatic cancer. In fact it is our best imaging test to catch metastases early. Yet it has some limitations in that it can not show microscopic tumors/ small # of cells in the body...it only shows tumors that are bigger than half a centimeter (>5 mm). That is why this test has to be repeated every 3 to 4 months when there is a risk for the tumor to come back. ...Read more
Oct 2012-pet scan done with 2 areas of concern after breast cancer dx....Had biopsy and bone scan that were both neg...All cancer treatment done and #2 pet showed same areas-no change..Why bone scan?
D/w your MD: The best person to answer your question is your doctor. Have a discussion with your doctor and see what the reason is. Most likely is the same reason your doctor did the bone scan last time- to ensure that this is also unchanged on the bone scan. Unlike the bone scan, the pet scan was not done dedicated only to check the bone. What is your cancer marker, alkaline phosphatase level? D/w your md. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cana female grow at 15 years old? (bone age 15), current height is 150.7cm. Mum's height is 162 and dad's height is 169, period came at 12 years old.
Depends: There are different types of esophageal cancers, the main two types being squamous and adeno-carinomas. These have different etiologies. The usual age is around 60 but can occur earlier. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/esophageal-cancer ...Read more