Men diagnosed with prostate cancer face a difficult decision when it comes to making a treatment decision, with standard options including active surveillance or radical treatments, such as radical prostatectomy and radiation therapy. While radical prostatectomy and radiation therapy are appropriate and potentially life-saving treatment options in many instances, evidence suggests they are relied upon too often and that many men suffer from adverse effects resulting from radical treatments even when prostate cancer posed little threat to their lives.
A mammogram is one of the most important health examinations a woman can receive as she gets older. But if you’re still asking, “What is a mammogram?”, you’re not alone. When the majority of people hear the word “mammogram,” they know that it involves breast cancer screening, but very few people actually know what a mammogram entails.
What is a Mammogram?
Jennifer Harvey, M.D., director of breast imaging at the University of Virginia, accurately defined mammography on ABC News:
“A mammogram is two X-rays of each breast. We put the breast in compression. So, we compress the breast from […]
According to the American College of Radiology and Society of Breast Imaging, the recent breast cancer screening article (Miller, et al) published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) is an incredibly misleading analysis based on the deeply flawed and widely discredited Canadian National Breast Screening Study (CNBSS).
The results of this BMJ study, and others resulting from the CNBSS trial, should not be used to create breast cancer screening policy, as this would place a great many women at increased risk of […]
Rolling Oaks Radiology is starting a new lung cancer screening program following the recent recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) which last month recommended annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) in persons at high risk for lung cancer based on age and smoking history.
The USPSTF found adequate evidence that annual screening for lung cancer with LDCT in current and former smokers ages 55 to 79 years who have significant cumulative tobacco smoke exposure can prevent a substantial number of lung cancer […]
There has been a lively debate in the medical community on the role of the PSA test in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. This debate must not lead more men to ignore the warning signs of prostate cancer – more men were diagnosed with prostate cancer than Americans were diagnosed with breast cancer last year.