Should I have a CT/MRI?

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  • Should I have a CT/MRI?


Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 19:15
Ashley, the neurologist you consult with will determine if imaging is necessary, and, if so, which kind. Sometimes we start with a CT, because it's a good all-purpose scan and less expensive than an MRI. It can visualize bone and soft tissue. But if this seems like specifically a soft tissue issue and your doctor needs a better look, then an MRI is better for visualizing soft tissue. As far as cancer, have you had genetic testing for BCRA 1 & 2 genes? I strongly suggest it. Familial cancers manifest at an earlier age.
Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 21:16
Brain has no nerve endings so you wouldn't get a pain in a specific area. Losing weight has nothing to do with brain tumors. If a neurologist sees no reason for a scan, then you won't be getting one. Most cancer, not brain cancer anyway, doesn't run in families...You really have no brain tumor symptoms.
Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 22:02
Brain cancer symptoms vary from patient to patient, and most of these symptoms can also be found in people who do not have brain cancers. Therefore, the only sure way to tell if you have a brain cancer or not is to see your doctor and get a brain scan. Most common symptom of brain cancer is heavy headache. Seizures is also usual symptom of brain cancer. Nausea and Vomiting, Vision or hearing problems, Problems with weakness of the arms, legs or face muscles, and strange sensations in your head or hands and Behavioural and cognitive problems are basic symptoms of brain cancer. If you think that these symptoms are common in you than you should have a CT/MRI.

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