Early in the COVID pandemic, cancer screening centers and outpatient offices were closed. At the same time elective medical procedures were put on hold and suspended to better prioritize urgent care. That is no longer the case, so if you were one of those who had a screening delayed, here are the reasons why you shouldn’t put off cancer screenings during the pandemic even one more day.
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.
How does prostate cancer spread? One way this occurs is when early treatments for prostate cancer don’t work, allowing cancer to spread, usually slowly. The cancer cells sometimes survive inside the prostate gland and can spread further to other areas of the body.
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.
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.
Life is all about choices. Some of those choices include what to eat, what to drink, and how much.
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.
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.
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.
In 1895, Wilhelm Röntgen wrote a paper called “On a New Kind of Ray”. This was the beginning of Radiology as we know it today. In his paper, he detailed the basics of x-rays and the technology behind it.
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