Cryoablation and its Effects on Cancer Pain

Cryoablation and its Effects on Cancer Pain

An underappreciated use of cryoablation is increasing — pain management in cancer patients. A 2021 study released by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) confirms that cryoablation is a safe, effective treatment of pain caused by metastatic bone tumors. An article by J. David Prologo, an interventional radiologist at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, published…

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Decreased Mammography in Breast Cancer Survivors

Decreased Mammography in Breast Cancer Survivors

Surveillance mammography has decreased over the last decade and a half. A study of 141,672 breast cancer survivors recently published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (JNCCN), reveals that annual mammograms among breast cancer survivors declined from 74.1% to 67.1% in the 12 years between 2004 and 2016. All of those included…

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COVID-Delayed Screenings Increase Late-Stage Breast Cancer Diagnoses

COVID-Delayed Screenings Increase Late-Stage Breast Cancer Diagnoses

The National Cancer Institute, in June 2020, expressed fears that declines in cancer screenings and delays in treatment due to the COVID-19 pandemic could contribute to an increase in rates of advanced cancer diagnoses and deaths through 2030. A recent study was led by Jade Zifei Zhou, MD, Ph.D., a hematology/oncology fellow at Moores Cancer…

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Looking After Your Own Heart Health

Looking After Your Own Heart Health

By Lori Sedrak, D.O – Texas Radiology Associates February is Heart Awareness month. Let’s take a moment and have a serious talk. Let’s talk about Valentine’s Day and have a heart-to-heart talk about your heart health and how COVID-19 burnout impacts your health. Remember to love your heart before showering others with love on Valentine’s…

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Imaging Study Confirms COVID Infections Milder in Vaccinated Individuals

Imaging Study Confirms COVID Infections Milder in Vaccinated Individuals

Compelling new research, confirmed by imaging and clinical characteristics, confirm that breakthrough COVID-19 infections are less severe in vaccinated individuals. Research, led by Dr. Jong Eun Lee of Chonnam National University Hospital in Dong-gu, Gwangju, South Korea, was published February 1 in Radiology. The study supports other evidence that vaccines reduce the severity of COVID-19…

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