CT vs PET Scan: What’s the difference? One takes just minutes to complete and the other up to two hours. You doctor or care team determines which test will provide the information needed for your health concerns. Let’s learn more.
All cancers are easier to treat when they are detected early. Unfortunately, early signs of lung cancer are often ignored as patients think they are not related, causing the cancer to be undiagnosed until an advanced stage. Be proactive and learn the early signs of lung cancer.
There is so much information about cancer in our TV ads and on the internet that it’s easy to forget it can happen to those we love. While there are a ton of cancer statistics and knowledge in our brains, none of that is helpful when talking and listening to someone with cancer.
We hope you never have to use these cancer terms, but knowledge is power. If you or someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, you would be a step ahead if you were familiar with them. Cancer terminology: 11 terms to know.
You have just heard the dreaded words, “You have cancer.” Suddenly your world stops, and you become terrified and numb at the same time. A million questions loom, and you wonder how to cope. Let us provide some suggestions about how to cope with a cancer diagnosis.
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.
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.
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.
The smaller any cancer tumor is when found, the better chances a patient has to survive. So precisely what is a low dose CT scan for lung cancer screening and how can this new tool be beneficial for you or a loved one?
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.