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vocal cord

Dr found a abnormality on my vocal cord.  It looks like nodule or
polyp.  Dr. wants me to have a ct scan of neck.  I do not want to be exposed to more radiation as I have had many scans for other issues.  Would an mri provide the same answers?  Also, Dr. said it wasn't cancer so why is it necessary to have a scan?  Also, I am puzzled by the assurance it is not cancer.  Dr. said if growth is larger in 6-8 wks  wants to do biospy.  My reason
for being anious is that I recently had cabg and have ms.

Thank you for your time.
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