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Mammogram Screening after a COVID Vaccination

Mammogram Screening after a COVID Vaccination
Getting a mammogram screening is one of the most important things you can do for your health, and so is getting a coronavirus vaccination. Doctors recommend undergoing both procedures to help prevent serious disease, such as advanced breast cancer and COVID, which could result in death. However, many doctors are recommending that women put off thei...
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What Are the Stages of Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

What Are the Stages of Chronic Venous Insufficiency?
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a long-term vein condition that worsens over time. Doctors measure the progression of CVI in stages. Each stage of the condition can cause different signs and symptoms; treatment for CVI can vary according to its stage. CVI is a condition that affects the veins of the legs. Arteries carry oxygen-rich blood from...
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What's a pulmonary embolism?

What's a pulmonary embolism?
A pulmonary embolism is a blockage in an artery in the lung; the blockage is usually a clot. The blood clot usually breaks free from another part of the body and travels to the lungs. Once in the lungs, the clot can cause serious complications. A pulmonary embolism can even be a life-threatening condition, especially if it is a large clot or there ...
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More than 20 Percent of U.S. Adults Experience Chronic Pain – How Radiology can Help Manage Pain

More than 20 Percent of U.S. Adults Experience Chronic Pain – How Radiology can Help Manage Pain
One in five American adults participating in a recent survey said they experience pain every day or on most days. Chronic pain can prevent people from working, taking care of their families, socializing, or engaging in their favorite pastime. Long-term pain can also affect mental health and reduce a person's quality of life. Fortunately, medical sc...
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Skipping Your Mammography Exam Could Increase Your Risk of Death from Breast Cancer

Skipping Your Mammography Exam Could Increase Your Risk of Death from Breast Cancer
Women skip mammograms for a wide variety of reasons. Many women forgo their routine mammogram because it is uncomfortable, for example, or because they are scared of the results. Other women avoid mammograms because they believe they are too young or healthy to have breast cancer. Thousands of women skipped mammograms during COVID-19. Skipping a ro...
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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Held every March, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month provides a good opportunity to share important information about a common and potentially deadly form of cancer. Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that affects the colon and rectum. It is the third most common type of cancer in both ...
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Adding Breast MRI Screening to Mammography in Women with Dense Breasts

Adding Breast MRI Screening to Mammography in Women with Dense Breasts
Mammograms and breast cancer treatments have prevented more than a half million deaths in the United States over the past 30 years, according to the American Cancer Society. Improvements in treatments and screening methods can potentially save even more lives each year. Breast cancer is a condition in which abnormal breast cells divide rapidly. The...
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Low-Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer Benefits People Who Have Never Smoked

Low-Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer Benefits People Who Have Never Smoked
Doctors often recommend low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for lung cancer for patients who have smoked at some point in their lifetime. Now the results of a new study suggest that LDCT screening are beneficial for people who have never smoked. About LDCTs LDCT scans the patient's chest to create images of the lungs. Doctors scan the ima...
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