A Breast Imaging Primer: Mammos and Sonos and MR’s, Oh My!
Thanks to energetic yearly awareness campaigns and the resilient breast cancer survivors sharing their stories of early detection, most women of screening age know this mantra by heart: get your mammogram every year, once a year.
‘Scanxiety’ and other Post Cancer Treatment Realities
For many cancer survivors, it seems cancer is never really over. The fear of recurrence can make follow-up visits and routine examinations events to dread. Even when the diagnosis is in the distant past, survivors still worry cancer will one day return. While a certain degree of anxiety is perfectly normal, I always encourage patients to look for ways to reduce these negative emotions so they can better manage their health.
Radiation therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses beams of high-energy particles to treat cancer and other noncancerous conditions. This article will inform you about what radiation therapy is, how it’s used, and what to expect when going through treatment.
Artie’s Experience, #1: Some Background on My Prostate Cancer and Proton Treatment
At age 62, Artie was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He had a successful prostatectomy, but seven years later, his PSA levels began to rise again, meaning there may be residual prostate cancer cells in his body. Here, Artie discusses his plan of action for fighting this recurrence.