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Do doctors consider any tumor to be an urgent thing to follow up with a patient if they found a tumor on their x ray or ultrasound?
- 1 month ago
They found a large tumor in my stomach with an ultra sound, after checking with that machine they put you in they found it to be a shadow.I would make sure that yours isn't a shadow. This really happened in va
- Anonymous2 months ago
After a strong, sudden symptom, I saw a family doctor the next morning, saw a neurologist in the next town with a CT, in the afternoon, went to another hospital for a MRI the day after and got a surgical referral after the weekend. Ontario, Canada.
- Andy CLv 72 months ago
Not necessarily. Most people have tumors and most are benign. No need to pay for unnecessary biopsies when they are 99.9% sure they look harmless.
- GypsyfishLv 72 months ago
Most tumors are benign- they don't cause any problems. However most doctors order a biopsy to make sure. It may be that your tumor is of a type and in a place where benign tumors are common. Still, if it's making you nervous, ask your doctor for a biopsy. Or see another doctor for a second opinion.
- TarkarriLv 72 months ago
It depends if the imaging can identify it as benign or not.
Some are clearly benign, some are clearly cancerous and some are indeterminate.
Indeterminate requires further testing.
Cancerous requires treatment.
Benign only needs treatment if it's size or position is causing symptoms and the degree of urgency is determined by the symptoms.
- TavyLv 72 months ago
Yes in the U.K. I had a scan in 2 days. It was a harmless nodule on the lung.
We don't hang around here waiting for medical insurance.
- yLv 72 months ago
Nope, if they are fairly sure it means nothing, they will take their time. If it is an unknown, they may consider follow up to be fairly urgent, or at least some of them do.
- ?Lv 72 months ago
nope, as long as it ISN'T cancerous they could say to leave it alone ............