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PET scan question was posted 03/30/2012 03:35 pm by Anonymous
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CA 19 went up, had a PET scan, onc said the tumor has returned about 2.5x 3 c.m. I'm wondering how do onc. (and/or radiologist) know for sure without the biopsy? I ask this because I read that PET scans can light up because of other reasons.

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