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Could an MRI or X-ray show cancer in the foot?

Could an MRI or X-ray show cancer in the foot?

Sometimes: Certain tumors of bone and soft tissue have appearance and characteristics that may be visible on radiographic studies. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Could an MRI or and X-ray show if someone has cancer in their foot?

Could an MRI or and X-ray show if someone has cancer in their foot?

Yes: If it reached a certain size and the specific type of cancer. X-ray will show calcification and bone mostly. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an MRI or and X-ray to show if someone has cancer in their foot?

Is it possible for an MRI or and X-ray to show if someone has cancer in their foot?

Not definitively: Advanced imaging can reveal abnormalities in the bone and soft tissue. The gold standard in identifying if the abnormality is in fact a cancer, is to take a surgical biopsy... which then needs to be reviewed by a pathologist for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had MRI of throastic in june and in august chest x ray. Mid upper back still hurting. Could they of missed cancer?

I had MRI of throastic in june and in august chest x ray. Mid upper back still hurting. Could they of missed cancer?

Possibly: Mri and chest x-rays are not 100% sensitive. It's possible that the MRI could have missed cancer. If your symptoms are not resolving in spite of medical therapy, then you should look into getting re-evaluated. I think cancer would be low on the list at your age, but certainly not unheard of. The pain is telling you something, so be sure to get a solid diagnosis. ...Read more

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When you get injected with dye to get X-ray (mri, cat...) are you suppose to feel sick afterwards. Doctor had me take some test to check my blood, i was diagnose with cancer but i'm in remission.

When you get injected with dye to get X-ray (mri, cat...) are you suppose to feel sick afterwards. Doctor had me take some test to check my blood, i was diagnose with cancer but i'm in remission.

Most patients have : No side effects from the IV contrast given for ct scans. The blood work performed afterwards may have been to make sure your kidney function was ok before you restarted a diabetes medicine with the drug metformin in it. ...Read more

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I am a 29 year old female and have been a smoker for 7 years. I have mid back pain near spine for months. I have had chest X-ray and 2 mri's, both clear. I am still scared itslung cancer. What should I do?

I am a 29 year old female and have been a smoker for 7 years. I have mid back pain near spine for months. I have had chest X-ray and 2 mri's, both clear. I am still scared itslung cancer. What should I do?

consider chest CT: You need to talk to your doctor about ways to stop smoking, which is a known cause of lung cancer. That's the 1st thing you need to do. A negative chest x-ray does not mean your lungs are free of disease. Assuming the mris were of your spine, consider an optimized screening chest ct to determine the status of your lungs and reduce your anxiety. ...Read more

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Can MRI & X-ray miss sarcoma(both say normal)? 1-2cm bump near subcutaneous vessels in arm, they're normal on MRI. Can it still be cancer? next step?

Can MRI & X-ray miss sarcoma(both say normal)?  1-2cm bump near subcutaneous vessels in arm, they're normal on MRI. Can it still be cancer? next step?

Scanner and techniqu: Cancer is a microscopic diagnosis. BUMP is a clinical observation. MRI should characterize the size, shape, margin, blood flow and invasion of the surroundings to help the Radiologists to suspect benign versus aggressive BUMP. The aggressive can mean cancer or acute infection. Good luck on your biopsy if it looked aggressive. Depending on the MRI scanner and tetechniques you can identify 3mm. ...Read more

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Should I worry about cancer if I had a single head ct scan 8 years ago, kidney Xray 5 years ago,spine Xray and mri 1year ago chest X-ray 1 month ago ?

Should I worry about cancer if I had a single head ct scan 8 years ago, kidney Xray 5 years ago,spine Xray and mri 1year ago chest X-ray 1 month ago 
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No.: These diagnostic procedures will not measurably increase your risk of cancer over your background or natural risk. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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If I get to many CT scans are x rays. Will I get cancer eventually? And MRI s use magnets so they are fine right? And all with the contrast.

If I get to many CT scans are x rays. Will I get cancer eventually? And MRI s use magnets so they are fine right? And all with the contrast.

Yes & no: Yes, ct scans use radiation so the risk of cancer does increase with repeat exposure. Mri scans do not have this risk. However, you cannot susbtitute one for the other and they both are useful to assess different things. ...Read more

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Bad pain in femur and hip. Dr did bloodwrk & X-rays. Something in bone. Sent to ortho. & for MRI. Waiting for follow up. Wld bloodwrk show if cancer?

Bad pain in femur and hip. Dr did bloodwrk & X-rays. Something in bone. Sent to ortho. & for MRI. Waiting for follow up. Wld bloodwrk show if cancer?

MRI: The MRI will show whether there is any abnormality in the bone. The blood work may or may not add any further information. ...Read more

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What can MRI for left leg and foot show if Xray and blood test are clear. There some pain and small bulg when press on it above feet.can be cancer?

Sounds: Awfully expensive. A proper physical exam by a skilled orthopedist may save the system several thousand dollars. It more likely to be something benign than cancerous, and may only need conservative treatment. ...Read more

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Have had a deep ache in up right shoulder for 2 years+. Mri spine ok. Chest xray ok. If i had cancer or a tumor would it presented itself before now?

Have had a deep ache in up right shoulder for 2 years+. Mri spine ok. Chest xray ok. If i had cancer or a tumor would it presented itself before now?

You're probably righ: Yes most tumors will be big and would have spread in your body over a period of 2 years. Unless your pain was progressively getting worse, cancer is not a likely cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Tinybump near subcutaneous vessels in arm, area and vessels normal on MRI & xray.Can MRI miss cancer/sarcoma? What else can it be if imaging is normal

Tinybump near subcutaneous vessels in arm, area and vessels normal on MRI & xray.Can MRI miss cancer/sarcoma? What else can it be if imaging is normal

Yes, of course it ca: Every test has a resolution as to what it is capable of detecting. The definitive test for solid tumors is the tissue biopsy. The pathologist will then examine the tissue sample under the microscope and give you the final diagnosis. ...Read more

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Have had a deep ache in upper back over two years same spot. Had spine MRI it was ok. Chest xray ok. If i had lung cancer would it have shown itself?

Have had a deep ache in upper back over two years same spot. Had spine MRI it was ok. Chest xray ok. If i had lung cancer would it have shown itself?

We cannot help you!: We have done the best we can do for you via emails!. It is now time that you go seek help from a doctor who can examine you and test you till you are satisfied.Once one doctor gets tired, you can seek a second opinion. After that you have to begin trusting your doctors more than your own mind. Good luck! ...Read more

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In the last year had lots of mri, cat scan, xray ultrasounds of my chest & stomach & my head & knee how much of a risk do I have from getting cancer?

In the last year  had lots of mri, cat scan, xray ultrasounds of my chest & stomach & my head & knee  how much of a risk do I have from getting cancer?

Minimal: First, MRI and ultrasound do not increase risk of cancer. These do not involve exposure to any radiation. CT imaging and to a lesser extent plain x-rays carry a very small risk, which might become significant to an individual if tests are repeated frequently over many years. It is estimated that a single CT of the abdomen might increase cancer risk by 0.05%. ...Read more

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I have had chest xray and throastic spine MRI with no contrast. I have this back pain in my upper back that comes and goes. If I had lung cancer would they have saw anything?

NO: To assess lungs for masses, cancerous or not, need cat scan thorax. Chest xray will consistently miss small potentially curable tumors depending on location in lungs , size and density.Mri of the spine has a limited view of parts of the lungs and you can not rule out the presence of a lung lesion with an MRI of the spine and a chest xray. Mri of the thoracic spine is not used to find lung nodules. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more