Author: Southwest Diagnostic Center for Molecular Imaging

A Patient’s Guide To A Virtual Colonoscopy

Getting screened for colon cancer is a necessary part of life once you reach your 40s or age 50. Your personal risk factors affect when you should begin screening and what screening tools are recommended. Today there are several options, and if you are reluctant to get a traditional colonoscopy, keep reading for a patient’s guide to a virtual colonoscopy.

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What To Do When You Have A Family History Of Colon Cancer

If you are wondering what this question means, or if you wonder why we are asking it, it’s time to educate yourself. We will help to explain what to do when you have a family history of colon cancer, why it’s important, and where to start your education.

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Signs You Should Be Tested For Kidney Cancer

Screening tests to detect early kidney cancer do not exist, and unfortunately, there are few if any early symptoms of this cancer. Most patients don’t notice any signs until the tumor has grown larger and begins to affect other organs. Consequently, be prepared to recognize the signs you should be tested for kidney cancer.

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Coping With “Scanxiety” During And After Cancer Treatment

If someone has experienced cancer treatments, they will never forget the first time they got the news. It was after some test or scan, and that feeling in the pit of your stomach never goes away. With memories of negative results from prior scans and tests, who wouldn’t be nervous? If you or a loved one is going through follow up scans after cancer treatment, here are some recommendations for coping with “scanxiety” during and after cancer treatment.

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7 Ways You Can Lower Your Risk Of Colon Cancer

As with all cancers, catching the disease early in its development is all-important in preventing a polyp or tumor from becoming cancerous. Right now finding colon cancer before it becomes malignant has never been easier. Let’s find out some details about that, as well as 7 ways you can lower your risk of colon cancer.

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Esophageal Cancer Prevention And Risk Factors

The American Cancer Society estimates 19,260 new esophageal cancer cases will be diagnosed this year. This includes 15,310 men and 3,950 women. Deaths from this cancer are estimated at 15,530 in 2021. However, treatment for esophageal cancer has improved and survival rates are getting much better. You would be wise to learn more about esophageal cancer prevention and risk factors.

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Do You Know The Five Warning Signs Of Prostate Cancer?

Do you know that prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men next to skin cancer? Do you know that the prostate is a vital part of a man’s reproductive system? Do you know men can have both benign and cancerous growths in the prostate gland? Most importantly, do you know the five warning signs of prostate cancer? Every man should know when to take action.

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Colon Cancer Recurrence: What You Need To Know

For cancer patients, the only thing worse than being diagnosed with cancer is being told you now have a cancer recurrence. This means you have been diagnosed a second time, and the cancer has come back somewhere in your body. If you or a loved one has had colon cancer, here’s what you should know about recurrence.

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