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Might Have Lymphoma And Had A Ct Scan Done It Showed Adenopathy What Now
Computed tomography is also known as CT scan. Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
CT scan found 5cm mass w/mild lymphadenopathy in mesentary. Needle biopsy done. May be lymphatic reaction,wants ct scan in 2 mos. Is it wise to wait?
No: Risk is related to accumulation of exposure. One would need many more scans to increase risk significant enough. ...Read more
What is the likelihood of lung cancer when CT scan shows pre-tracheal, subcarinal and right hilar lymphadenopathy. If cancer, is it stage 4 already?
Lung cancer: What did the CT show about the lungs and other organs?, That is usually the criteria for stage IV. Stage IV you have lung cancer in either more than 1 lung or lobe and another part of the body(liver, bone). Having cancer in lymph nodes can be stage II or III depending on size of the lung mass 3 cm. Biopsy would show cancer in lymph nodes, as they can also be enlarged due to inflammati ...Read more
Enlarged lymph nodes ab ct scan after colonscopy found mild colitis. Had rectal bleeding daily for 1 month. Now gone. Going for 6/mo check. Lymphoma?
Not necessarily: There are many reasons for enlarged lymph nodes; most common is reaction to infection/inflammation which maybe your case but they can also enlarge in reaction to cancer nearby and in cases of lymphoma. These possibilities shluld be sorted out after colonoscopy and biopsy of any colon lesions ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My recent CT scan showed residual thymic tissue with no mediastinal adenopathy present. What does this mean and should I be concerned?
I have had 2 CT scans in the past week and a half, they diagnosed me as mild mediastinal bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy. Could it be lymphoma.
Hilar adenopathy: Bilateral hilar lymph node enlargement can be caused by: sarcoidosis infection tuberculosis mycoplasma malignancy lymphoma : more common on hodgkin lymphoma than non-hodgkin lymphoma. Carcinoma - inorganic dust disease silicosis berylliosis ask your doctor for more information as it applies to your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more
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