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Basal Ganglia

My Son-In-Law was just diagnosed with Basal Ganglia Partially Calcified Carcinoma by a Neurologist.  The only test that have been done are 2 MRI's.  He was told there is no treatment until the tumor is larger, then surgury could be done.  My question is:  How can his doctor know that it is cancer from an MRI?  Wouldn't he have to do blood tests or a biopsy to make the diagnosis?
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They can tell by how it looks for the most part - but he can certainly go for another opinion.
Benign lesions typically appear smoother with well defined margins. Malignant lesions typically don't have smooth margins.

I would make it a practice to get copies of everything, and feel free to opinions with your data in hand.
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