A new study shows a major drop in uses of the risky procedure.
Although breast cancer diagnosis is twice as common in women (1 in 8 women will get breast cancer) compared to lung cancer (1 in 16 women), the cure rate for lung cancer is much lower, resulting in more deaths from lung cancer.
Irradiated blood is almost universally used in cancer centers. In Japan, the rate of death from elevated potassium or lethal
There was a merger -- God knows when or why -- that made cancer a mid-level manager. Cancer is fat, lazy, and unaware. It manages maniacally from a fluorescent-lit, second-floor office window.
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I am usually perfectly capable of holding a conversation via my Bluetooth connection while driving my car. Almost three years ago, I received a phone call from a close relative that caused me to pull over to the side of the road to give the call my absolute attention.
Today, thanks to research and reconstruction work that includes high-resolution CT scans, anthropological analysis, 3D printing
When you go to the doctor, you want to find out what's wrong and how you can get better. In modern-day America, though, what you will get are tests to "rule out" problems rather than figure out what you actually have.
CT examinations, like all medical tests, should be performed only when medically required. The results of the proposed CT or any imaging examinations should answer a clinical question and either confirm or exclude a suspected condition.
"What our new work does is to look at the skull from an engineering viewpoint, providing the first really rigorous test of
There is very little in medicine (or in life) that is risk-free. And there are very few clear-cut answers in medicine. All of us, doctors and patients and parents alike, weigh risks and benefits differently.
"The harms of testing include finding stuff that doesn't matter,” he said. “You can get overdiagnosis, which may generate
The FDA has been asleep at the switch when it comes to protecting public health from medical radiation exposures.
It may sound simple, but limiting excessive care and basing medical treatment on science tempered by compassion has proven very difficult to accomplish.
Radiation from CT scans done in 2007 will cause 29,000 cancers and kill nearly 15,000 Americans, researchers said Monday
In August 2005, doctors at Urological Associates, a medical practice on the Iowa-Illinois border, ordered nine CT scans for
In October 2006, Dr. Claudia Henschke of Weill Cornell Medical College jolted the cancer world with a study saying that 80
Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed a resolution asking Medicare and the VA to pay for expensive lung cancer screening tests using CT scans. Local hospitals are already jumping on the bandwagon.