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Can a CT scan with contrast of the stomach detect stomach cancer and how early?

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Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Generally an upper endoscopy can be more sensitive.

In brief: Sometimes

Generally an upper endoscopy can be more sensitive.
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Dr. Matthew Solhjem
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Sometimes

A ct scan with contrast can 'see' a tumor in the stomach wall if the tumor is large enough.
Small tumors, however, can be missed because they do not cause stomach wall thickening. An upper endoscopy, a procedure where a physician looks directly into the stomach with a scope/camera is much better at detecting stomach cancer.

In brief: Sometimes

A ct scan with contrast can 'see' a tumor in the stomach wall if the tumor is large enough.
Small tumors, however, can be missed because they do not cause stomach wall thickening. An upper endoscopy, a procedure where a physician looks directly into the stomach with a scope/camera is much better at detecting stomach cancer.
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
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