Patient Comments: CT Scan - Helped With Your Diagnosis

Please describe how a CT Scan has helped in your diagnosis.

Comment from: 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 01

I was starting to lose weight. I went from a healthy 165 to a mere 118 lbs before deciding to see a Doctor I was diagnosed in January with non small cell cancer in my upper left lung. I went thru 10 months of chemo and radiation treatments. I've had numerous x rays, cat scans and pet scans since then. So far there has been no change to the mass which shrank from 11 1/2 centimeters to 5 1/2 centimeters. I was referred to a surgeon whom recommended that I have it removed surgically, but I declined. It has been 4 1/2 years since I've had anymore treatments, but I continue to have cat scans to keep an eye on the mass.

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Comment from: Diane, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 25

I previously had a CT scan done because I was having abdominal pain. The CT scan showed that I possibly have a neoplasm in the urinary bladder. Also, it showed that I have a dropped clip from my cholecystectomy. And in the right, mid-abdomen, there is a small cluster of mildly dilated small bowl loops. I have to wonder how accurate the CT scan is. I had a cystoscope performed for the bladder that revealed no neoplasm. I am waiting on the results from the bowel X-ray study I just had performed.

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Published: July 22

A CT scan showed that I had a 70% blockage in one of my arteries plus soft plaque in my arteries. The doctor immediately put me on Zocor and added another blood pressure medicine to slow my heart rate.

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Published: June 30

A CT scan found my lung cancer, and one year later it found gallbladder stones. Just recently it found a nodule on my thyroid.

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