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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsCancer · 1 month ago

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?

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  • 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

  • Anonymous
    1 month 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 C
    Lv 7
    1 month 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. 

  • 1 month 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. 

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  • 1 month 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.

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    1 month 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.

  • y
    Lv 7
    1 month 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.

  • Rick
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    nope, as long as it ISN'T cancerous they could say to leave it alone ............

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