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What test can be done to check cervical cancer metastasis of brain ?

what test can be done to check for cervical cancer metastis to the brain Stage 4b cervical cancer. Difficulty ambulating anc balence is off. Nothing showed up on PET - CT SCAN in the cranial area. what could be the problem
Sun, 15 May 2011
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Pediatrician 's  Response
hello,
most common site of metastasis of cervical cancer are lungs and liver.
you have done ct,pet but results came negative.mri scan is better than CT for cerebral metastasis.
take care
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OBGYN Dr. Rhea Chanda's  Response
Hi
A CT/MRI of the brain should pick up mets in the brain if its there.If the test is normal that means that metastasis may not be the problem here.There could be other neurological causes that should be seen by a neurologist.
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