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Pet Scans

10/10/2008

Question:

I have had six pet scans in the last 18 months for N-H lymphoma which is now in recession. Do I still need a mammogram? I am 73 years old.

Answer:

Yes - you still need a mammogram.  PET scans do not look at the breast in the same fashion or with the same reliability as a mammogram.

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Response by:

Jean T Stevenson, MD, FACS Jean T Stevenson, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University