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Pet Ct Breast Cancer Monitoring
Ct neck shows scattered subcm short axis dimension lymph nodes anterior posterior cervical chains bilat. 2 x triple neg breast cancer surv. Biopsy?
Imaging/biopsy: You have been through a lot. Imaging with ct scan provides information and helps guide next steps, but is not diagnostic. A biopsy obtains tissue for pathology to make the diagnose of lymph node. The timing of biopsy in relation to your overall health will be best addressed between you and your doc. Take family or friend with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
PET - CT: Pet-ct scans are a means of combining the x-ray of a ct scan with the functional study of a pet scan. The pet scan can see over-active cells that are actively using glucose. The over-active cells may represent cancer cells and is a means of telling if cancer cells are spreading or growing somewhere in the body. The ct scan may see a growth & the pet scan can see if the growth has overactive cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An MRI in nov 2012 showed a radiological cyst on l. Femur; pain since may 2012. I have stage 111c breast cancer. Should i get a pet /ct?
Should drs give a baseline DEXA at the start of taking arimidex for breast cancer to monitor bone loss?
Yes: If there has not been a dexa done in the last 2 years, it is not a bad idea. ...Read more
Yes and no: A mammogram and ultrasound ate the best way to diagnose a breast mass. However a ct scan may show a obvious large mass or asymmetry in the breast tissue which may lead to a mammogram. A ct scan also may show enlarged lymph nodes which may be a clue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will I get breast cancer from CT pulmonary angiogram for PE? 32 female. Saw one article said risk is increased by 14%! Very scared. Had CT abd b4 also
Very unlikely: the life time accumulated dose has an effect if you are a sun worshiper that give you more radiation exposure than car scan .if you want you can ask for the amount of radiation exposure from the scan from the place it was done ...Read more
Current breast cancer dx-ct aug&sep 2013 showed enlarged mediastinal lymph node. Oncologist isn't concerned, i disagree. Am i right to be concerned?
Isolated : Ct scan findings may or may not have any clinical meaning for the patient. The radiology information must be placed in context with all the detailed information on your breast cancer, stage of disease, cell type, axillary lymph node status, etc. Maybe a pet scan is indicated. Review in more detail with your oncologist who knows you best, or get a second opinion. ...Read more
The breast is both a male and female organ. However its main function is in the delivery of milk to the newborn. Breast cancer occurs 95% of the time in women and 5% of the time in men. It is treated the same regardless of which sex it appears in. It comes in two forms invasive and non-invasive; distinction is important as ...Read more
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