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Never Ignore These 6 Colon Cancer Warning Signs

Some of us have been reticent lately about seeing the doctor for aches and pains. With the ongoing stay at home orders, many have been putting off calling the doctor for an appointment even though we have some questionable new symptoms. If you have observed some changes to your bowels, don’t wait to call Southwest Diagnostic Center for Molecular Imaging. Never ignore these 6 colon cancer warning signs.  » Read more about: Never Ignore These 6 Colon Cancer Warning Signs  »


5 First Steps Following a Cancer Diagnosis

Sadness, worry, and fear are just some of the emotions that engulf a person who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. It is easy to become overwhelmed and paralyzed when you hear those dreaded words, which is why the team at Southwest Diagnostic Center for Molecular Imaging has compiled a list of 5 immediate to-dos that can help you move forward and face the challenges ahead.  » Read more about: 5 First Steps Following a Cancer Diagnosis  »


COVID-19 Updates (3/26/20)

We continue to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and try to balance the needs of those with illnesses that require diagnostics. We are adjusting our guidelines to meet those of the Texas Medical Board (TMD) most recent updated press releases. TMD amended the definition of “Continuing Threat to the Public Welfare” 22 TAC 187.57 (c). Guidelines will continue to be adjusted as necessary to meet the TMD and the State of Texas recommendations.
The emergency rule amends the definition of “Continuing Threat to the Public Welfare,” to include actions specifically prohibited by Executive Order GA-09 as it relates to surgeries and procedures that are “not immediately medically necessary to correct a serious medical condition of,  » Read more about: COVID-19 Updates (3/26/20)  »


COVID-19 Updates (3/25/20)

WE’RE OPEN – REVISED HOURS: MONDAY – FRIDAY 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
During this very critical time of the Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic, Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center and Southwest Diagnostic Center for Molecular Imaging have a very important responsibility to care for those patients who are most in need. Through the guidance of our State Government and Texas Health Hospital Dallas,  » Read more about: COVID-19 Updates (3/25/20)  »


COVID-19 Updates (3/16/20)

An important update from Southwest Diagnostic Center for Molecular Imaging regarding your upcoming appointment
At Southwest Diagnostic Center for Molecular imaging, the safety and well-being of our patients, our staff, and our community is our number one priority. We would like to share up-to-date information and resources related to the Coronavirus outbreak and its relevance to your upcoming visit.   
This is a disconcerting and challenging time for all of us, but as a healthcare provider, we must stay open to support our physicians and care for our patients.  » Read more about: COVID-19 Updates (3/16/20)  »


Can Eating More Veggies Really Help Cure Prostate Cancer?

There have been speculations and opinions over the years about the value of eating vegetables and fruits to help slow the development of prostate cancer, so we’re here with new evidence that makes a clear conclusion.  » Read more about: Can Eating More Veggies Really Help Cure Prostate Cancer?  »


Ways to Tell Your Child of Your Cancer Diagnosis

Once you have taken in the reality of your own cancer diagnosis, it can be gut wrenching to share it with your loved ones. This becomes exponentially more difficult if you have children. There are ways to tell your child of your cancer diagnosis, to be honest with them, and do so without frightening them.  » Read more about: Ways to Tell Your Child of Your Cancer Diagnosis  »


Study Confirms Omega 3s Have No Effect on Prostate Cancer Risk

There has been a worrisome belief that if you eat foods high in Omega 3 or take these types of supplements, you might be at a higher risk for prostate cancer. Fortunately, a recent study confirms none of this to be true!  » Read more about: Study Confirms Omega 3s Have No Effect on Prostate Cancer Risk  »


Top Diagnostic Imaging Tests to Use When Dealing with Cancer

Anyone who is having new or unusual symptoms often worries about the possibility of cancer as the cause. In these cases, the very best scenario is an early diagnosis, which is crucial to prevent the spread of cancerous cells and to increase the chances of success after treatment. To accomplish this, Southwest Diagnostic Center for Molecular Imaging uses various imaging tests to both diagnose and monitor the patient during treatment.  » Read more about: Top Diagnostic Imaging Tests to Use When Dealing with Cancer  »


November Is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

According to the CDC, lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, and is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States for both men and women. Southwest Diagnostic Center for Molecular Imaging recommends that everyone understands the known risk factors for lung cancer and takes preventative action against them by implementing simple lifestyle changes.  » Read more about: November Is Lung Cancer Awareness Month  »