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Can CAT scans help diagnose prostate cancer?

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A CAT scan uses X-rays and computers to produce an image of a cross-section of the body. This image allows your doctor to check for swollen or enlarged lymph nodes, which might mean that cancer has spread. Generally, a CAT scan is only used if the cancer is large by physical examination, looks aggressive on microscopic examination, or is associated with a very high PSA level.

From: Prostate Cancer: CAT Scans WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 12, 2017

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Radiological Society of North America, Inc.
 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 12, 2017

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