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Spleen Nodule---How to test if benign or malignant?

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  • Posted By: helpmepls
  • June 30, 2008
  • 06:39 AM

I'm a healthy 40-year old male. Recently, I had my physicial exam, including a CT. CT spotted a 2-cm nodule in my spleen. The physician recommended to follow up in 2 month. I dont want to wait to find out. I read about the needle aspiration of the spleen to determine if it is benign or malignant. However, the risk of this needle aspiration procedure is bleeding. Is there any blood test that screens for tumor markers of the spleen ? What other tests can I do to rule out that the spleen nodule is malignant ? I am anxious to find out. Please let me know if you have any info on spleen nodule. Thank you very much..

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  • The spleen is an organ found in all vertebrate animals.In humans, the spleen is located in the abdomen of the body, where it functions in the destruction of redundant red blood cells and holds a reservoir of blood. It is regarded as one of the centers of activity of the reticuloendothelial system (part of the immune system). It is increasingly recognized that its absence leads to a predisposition to certain infections..
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    • September 18, 2008
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