Category: Cancer

Can a DEXA Scan Detect Cancer?

DEXA scans are used to measure bone mineral density. This information can help us determine your likelihood for bone fractures and osteoporosis, and see if cancer has spread to your bones. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Mammograms

Getting a mammogram for the first time may cause anxiety, especially if you don’t know what to expect. But scheduling a mammogram is an important and proactive step in taking care of your health. Learning about the process and any potential discomfort you may experience during will definitely help you be more confident going in.

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The differences between colonoscopy and virtual colonoscopy (CT Colonoscopy)

Colonoscopies are one of the most frequently recommended life-saving medical tests. Men and women at average risk for colon cancer should begin colorectal cancer screening at age 50. African American men and women should begin screening exams at age 45.

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How is Breast Cancer Diagnosed?

Breast cancer is sometimes found after symptoms appear, but many women with breast cancer have no symptoms. This is why regular breast cancer screening is so important. Early diagnosis provides the best possible outcome for those with breast cancer.

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Should I Get an MRI or a Mammogram?

While both mammograms and breast MRI scans help aid in detecting breast cancer, there are key difference between them.

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Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines + FAQ

The only recommended screening test for lung cancer is low-dose computed tomography (also called a low-dose CT scan. Screening with low-dose CT has been shown to reduce lung cancer mortality by 20–33% in high-risk populations which could save an additional 10 000–20 000 lives each year.

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Breast Cancer Stages

In breast cancer, stage is based on the size and location of the primary tumor, the spread of cancer to nearby lymph nodes or other parts of the body, tumor grade, and whether certain biomarkers are present. The TNM system is used to describe the size of the primary tumor and the spread of cancer to nearby lymph nodes or other parts of the body:

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November Cancer Awareness Events

Imaging tests may be used to help diagnose and stage stomach cancer. CT scans are taken to reveal detailed images of the abdomen. These tests help doctors determine where the cancer is in the stomach and whether it has spread to other abdominal organs.

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Let’s Talk About Kidney Cancer

Cancer cells in the kidney can sometimes travel to the bone and grow there. When cancer cells do this, it’s called metastasis. The cancer cells in the new place will look just like the ones from the kidney.

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