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Bone Scan - Usefulness in Cancer Detection

Dr. Umang Mittal
20 Sep 2018
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Bone scan is an imaging test which is commonly utilized in cancer detection of lungs, breast and prostate gland.

Bone scan (common for breast, lung and prostate)

A bone scan is performed as an imaging test for detecting cancer in bones. It works by evaluating problems in bones like fractures, pain, arthritis, and infections. Once there are higher levels of calcium in blood, the person is asked to get a bone scan done. It is useful in detecting presence of cancer that is metastasizing to bones yet have different sites of origin like lungs, prostate and breast.

Dr. Umang Mittal

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Medical Oncologist
Dr. Umang Mittal is a Medical Oncologist practicing at Fortis Hospital located in Sector 62, Noida. Dr. Umang is one of the leading medical oncologists in India. Dr. Umang specializes in Chemotherapy, Hormone therapy For Prostate Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Biopsy and Breast Cancer Treatment. He has completed his MBBS and MS from Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College (LLRMMC) in Meerut. He has an experience of more than one and a half decade in treating patients who have been diagnosed with cancer treatments. Dr. Umang Mittal is associated with many foundations such as Indian Society of Oncology and the Indian Association of Surgical Oncology. He is also a member of the European Society of Medical Oncology, and the European Society of Surgical Oncology. Presently, Dr. Umang is practicing at Fortis Hospital, a Superspeciality center situated in Noida. The hospital utilizes a wide range of medical technologies which leads to the increased success rates for most of the cancer treatments. Book a FREE appointment with Dr. Umang Mittal at
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