Author: Southwest Diagnostic Center for Molecular Imaging

What Is Molecular Imaging?

Molecular imaging and nuclear medicine can diagnose and treat many types of diseases. They are non-invasive, safe, and painless procedures to help doctors manage the treatment of cancer, heart disease, brain disorders like Parkinson’s and Alzheimers, gastrointestinal disorders, lung disorders, bone disorders, and more. Let’s learn more. Continue reading “What Is Molecular Imaging?”

When Should I Get a Second Opinion for Cancer?

If you or someone you love was just diagnosed with cancer, or are in the middle of treatment, what might make them decide to get a second opinion? Could it be due to the recommended treatments, the prognosis, the physician, or something else? Let’s go through what to consider when you are wondering if you should get a second opinion for cancer.

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What to Do After a Colon Cancer Diagnosis

What to do after a colon cancer diagnosis isn’t anything most of us prepare for. The first reaction might be to sit down and take a deep breath. There is much you need to know, there are many questions to ask, and there will be treatment options to consider. None of this will be easy, so it’s important you have the right doctors to guide you through this frightening time in your life.

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Is Colon Cancer Hereditary?

Is colon cancer hereditary? The short answer is: it can be. Not all colon cancers are hereditary, but about 5-6% can be caused by certain conditions and inherited gene mutations. If you have any other risk factors for colon cancer, you would be wise to determine if you might be more at risk and if this question applies to you. 

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7 Things To Do Prior To Cancer Treatment Beginning

Getting a cancer diagnosis is like a punch to the gut. This is especially true if you weren’t expecting this outcome. Once you have caught your breath, the inner you must begin to deal with what comes next. There will be treatment options and much to learn, but let’s start with 7 things to do prior to cancer treatment beginning.

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