Does a CT scan always show cancer?

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Does a CT scan always show cancer?

by artistgirl on Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:32 AM

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I have woken up with blood in my throat for two and half weeks. I spit it out a few times and then my throat is clear for the rest of the day. I had a CT scan of my chest and neck which showed a few non-specific reactive nodes along the jugular chain (small 8mm). Nothing else showed. I also had a regular chest Xray...nothing. I also had a CT scan of my head and nothing showed in the sinus. An ENT put a small scope down my throat to my vocal chords (not an endoscopy) and saw nothing. 

Does tonsil, any other oral or esophageal cancers show on a CT scan? I do not have a bloody nose...even blowing my nose is clear. There is no blood throughout the day, only in the morning when I wake up. 

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