Tag: cancer detection

Is There an Alternative to Mammogram Screening?

Is There an Alternative to Mammogram Screening?

For years, the mammogram has served as the primary tool for breast cancer screening. Mammography can identify breast cancer in its earliest stages, when it is smaller and has not spread beyond the breast. In the search for a potential alternative to mammogram screening, researchers are studying other tests, such

Life-Saving Advice: Get Screened Before Bowel Cancer Symptoms Occur

Life-Saving Advice: Get Screened Before Bowel Cancer Symptoms Occur

In the United States, colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon (large intestine) and rectum—is the third-most common type of cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer death. The vast majority of these cancers are adenocarcinomas, which usually develop from growths of tissue (polyps) known as adenomas on the inner lining of

2014 Index

Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia/Memory
Cardiovascular disease linked with higher risk of cognitive decline (Apr., 2)

Factors other than dementia may affect your memory (Dec., 3)

Memory aids can help compensate for mild cognitive impairment (Jan., 3)

New tests for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (Oct., 6)

What PET scans and other imaging tests reveal about brain health

2016 Index

BONES/JOINTS/PAIN

Lower your risk of falls and fractures (Jan., 3)

Rheumatoid arthritis: Ease pain and slow joint damage (Feb., 3)

Chronic fatigue syndrome can be identified and treated (Feb., 6)

Shingles: More common in women, but few have gotten the vaccine (June, 6)

Chronic lower back pain (July, 6)

3 foot conditions that can break your

Dense Breast Tissue and Cancer Detection

Dense Breast Tissue and Cancer Detection

To a weight-conscious woman, fat isn’t a good thing. But when it comes to finding breast cancer, fat may be your friend. That’s because having more fatty tissue in the breast makes it easier to identify breast cancer on a mammogram. Conversely, having more dense breast tissue makes this task

Frontline: Cervical Cancer; Osteoporosis; Menopause

Two tests better than one for cervical cancer detection
Researchers have discovered that examining results from two screening tests for gynecological cancer—the Pap test and the high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) test—significantly improved the detection of cervical cancer and pre-cancerous lesions among more than 1,600 women. The researchers found that, on its

What Is the Prostate Gland?

What Is the Prostate Gland?

The prostate gland is a male organ weighing about one ounce and often compared to the size of a walnut or chestnut. It is located in the pelvic region just below the bladder, in front of the rectum, and above the pelvic floor muscles. The primary function of the prostate

Prostate Gland Cancer: Testing and Diagnosis

Prostate Gland Cancer: Testing and Diagnosis

If your doctor has determined that you’re experiencing prostate cancer symptoms and that your otherwise normal PSA levels are elevated, he likely will order a biopsy of tissue from the prostate gland.

Your doctor may elect to biopsy your prostate based on whether or not you have possible symptoms of prostate

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