Category: Cancer Screening

The Importance Of Screening And Early Detection

It may feel like we are losing control of many important things lately, but one thing we can be proactive about is our health and staying healthy. Cancer can sneak up on us when we are not paying attention, don’t know what to look for, or skip screenings. If you want to be in control, recognize the importance of screening and early detection.

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Cancer Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Some people hide their head in the sand about their aches and pains while others are quick to jump to conclusions. When it comes to cancer symptoms, it is wise to find some middle ground and become knowledgeable. With that in mind, there are certain cancer symptoms you should never ignore.

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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.

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3 Things to Consider Before Completing Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

Genetic testing for breast cancer provides an opportunity for people to learn if their breast cancer or if a family history of breast cancer could be due to an inherited gene mutation. If so, this increases the risk for breast cancer.

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The Importance of Colon Cancer Screenings

 

As one of the most common forms of cancer for American men and women, colon cancer affects tens of thousands of people each year.

This particular type of cancer takes a significant amount of time to develop, which is why it is so important to receive regular colon cancer screenings. A quick diagnosis and treatment process could mean the difference between life or death of a patient.

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How is GERD Related to Esophageal Cancer?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, abbreviated as GERD, is a common condition that involves stomach acid frequently flowing up into the esophagus. GERD can also cause other related conditions, such as Barrett’s esophagus, which is a condition that results in healthy esophageal tissue to become damaged to the point where it more closely resembles tissue of the intestine.

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Why and when should I get screened for lung cancer?

Your doctor may recommend a lung cancer screening or diagnostic test, but that doesn’t mean he or she thinks you have cancer. If you are at risk for developing lung cancer or have certain symptoms, there are screening tests that can detect cancer early. Getting tests, like chest x-rays or chest CTs, have helped detect cancer and decrease the risk for getting lung cancer.

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