• 24 SEP 18
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    The Various Types of Radiation Therapy

    Radiation therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells in the body. Radiation at high doses damages the DNA of cancer cells to stop them from dividing.  When at low doses, it is used in x-rays to see inside the body as with

    • 14 SEP 18
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    Preparing Yourself for A CT Scan

    Doctors often use a computed tomography (CT) scan to detect cancer. A CT scan also helps doctors to get more information about the disease after detection. Knowing the cancer’s stage helps both the patient and the doctor to choose the appropriate treatment options. The physician will be able to predict the chances of recovery of

    • 24 AUG 18
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    PET Scans Boost the Life Span of Cancer Patients

    On June 1, 2018, An American Society of Clinical Oncology yearly meeting in Chicago helped extend survival percentages in patients with esophageal cancer by maximizing Position Emission Tomography (PET) as reported by the news release from Colorado University. The trial researchers dubbed “CALGB 80303, ‘’ discovered that imaging provides and selects esophageal cancer patients who

    • 15 AUG 18
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     Amyloid PET scan Clinical Setting

    Pet scans are used to discover the existence of dementia-inducing Amyloid plaque in the brain for regular clinical use. Based on research published in JAMA Neurology, researchers found out that negative and positive outcomes determined the diagnosis of patients with or without dementia. Researchers enrolled subjects from patients with cognitive impairments to those without dementia.