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Check out Gardiner Harris' article in the New York Times: "CT Scans Cut Lung Cancer Deaths, Study Finds." Mr. Harris reports on a recent study that finds annual CT scans for 'heavy' smokers can aid in reducing deaths by lung cancer by 20%! Continued
Virtual colonoscopy (VC) is an examination of the large intestine and rectum involving a CT scan after the introduction of gas into the colon. Another name for the procedure is CT colonography. Continued
The world of cancer care is often surrounded by terms and acronyms unfamiliar to most of us. In this blog we offer a glossary of common terms related to radiation therapy: Continued
Type of Test Who should have it How often Self Breast Exam Self exams are performed to detect changes that could lead to breast cancer. These exams help you to learn what is normal for your breast tissue. Most of the time... Continued
Recently reported radiation treatment mishaps have spurred Members of Congress to investigate what should be ‘never events". While the incidents cited were extremely unfortunate, in most instances radiation therapy treats and cures many cancers... Continued
Q: Will I be exposed to radiation when I have a CT scan? A: Yes. Continued
No. You will not receive any ionizing radiation. In non-technical terms, ionizing radiation means radiation that is capable of altering chemical compounds. – In this case the chemicals that make up your body or DNA. Mostly we’re worried about... Continued