Diagnosing ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia)?
I read from the internet that x-ray and CT scan are part of the tests done for diagnosing ALL. But why my son's oncologist never run those tests on him?
Source : Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Diagnosing ALL requires a bone marrow biopsy and peripheral blood smear.
x-rays and CT scans are not required to diagnosed ALL, unless the MDs are trying to rule out other diseases.
What web site did you read this from?
EDIT: Your sources are incorrect. For the wikipedia source the writer listed the Merck Manual, but did not list the edition and page that information was on. When I went and looked at my own Merck Manual, 17th edition on page 946-947, it does not mention anything about CT or X-rays.
Check out Leukemia-lymphoma.org.
Beware what you read on the internet, there is a lot of junk out there.
Hope your son gets well.
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