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Old 12-06-2010, 05:17 PM   #1
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help: X-ray or biopsy ?

Compare X-ray with biopsy , which method is better for detecting oral cancer (primarly tongue area) ? Does it differ for the stages of oral cancer ? Any alternatives ?

 
Old 01-12-2011, 02:10 PM   #2
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Re: help: X-ray or biopsy ?

A ct or pet scan (or combination Pet/ct) is better than an xray anyday, especially for detecting cancers of the head and neck. However a biopsy can definitively tell you if cancer is present.

 
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