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Can a x ray show spinal cancer?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine
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In brief: Yes and no

The X-ray will show a mass on the bony spine , at times haze on the soft tissue on the spine and lesions eroding the spine.
Al of these masses that can be seen on X-rays can be benign or malignant. Thus the X-ray will show the mass but can not prove it is cancer without a biopsy

In brief: Yes and no

The X-ray will show a mass on the bony spine , at times haze on the soft tissue on the spine and lesions eroding the spine.
Al of these masses that can be seen on X-rays can be benign or malignant. Thus the X-ray will show the mass but can not prove it is cancer without a biopsy
Dr. Glenn Messina
Dr. Glenn Messina
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