Heebee jeebees!!!!

Do you ever wonder about new cancer treatments and their potential side effects? As medical research capabilities advance, so do the weird things they do to our bodies. Surgery used to be where they cut you open and take out the bad things. Now they leave little markers behind or radiate you (intraoperative radiation) while you are sleeping.I just found out that herceptin is not a medication in the sense that its something your body absorbs and uses. It is nanotechnology- meaning it is a created little thing that is infused into your body where I assume it decays and goes away. Nano particles sometimes are used as carriers of medicine but I hope  they leave your body asap. I mean what if they stick around and hang out in your liver or something. What kind of problems might they cause later???? I have a surgical marker implanted in my left breast to prevent confusion on the part of radiologists when they look at mammogram readings to say 'this part isn't cancer so you can ignore all this little disaster'. When they put it in I wasn't concerned.... but now as I think about it, will it ever rot or decay? Now it kind of gives me the heebee jeebees that it is still there.What else do I have in my body? Not much but as new research comes down the pipeline, I hope nothing gets left behind.  
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - Category: Cancer Tags: cancer treatment Ick factor medical research Source Type: blogs

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Publication date: 2020Source: European Journal of Radiology Open, Volume 7Author(s): Ryusuke Murakami, Nachiko Uchiyama, Hitomi Tani, Tamiko Yoshida, Shinichiro KumitaAbstractPurposeTo compare observer performance between synthetic mammography (2DSM) and full-field digital mammography (FFDM) for breast cancer detection and visibility.MethodA retrospective analysis was conducted on 136 histopathologically proven cases of breast cancer in patients who underwent FFDM and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). 2DSM images were reconstructed from DBT data, and 2DSM and FFDM images were reviewed and evaluated for mammographic featu...
Source: European Journal of Radiology Open - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The comparative analysis and evaluated results are compared with some existing filters which indicate that the proposed structure outperforms the analysed result of others. PMID: 31983182 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
AbstractBreast cancer is the most common type of malignancy diagnosed in women. Through early detection and diagnosis, there is a great chance of recovery and thereby reduce the mortality rate. Many preliminary tests like non-invasive radiological diagnosis using ultrasound, mammography, and MRI are widely used for the diagnosis of breast cancer. However, histopathological analysis of breast biopsy specimen is inevitable and is considered to be the golden standard for the affirmation of cancer. With the advancements in the digital computing capabilities, memory capacity, and imaging modalities, the development of computer-...
Source: Journal of Digital Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Mammography was more accurate than ultrasonography in measuring the largest cancer diameter in DCIS of breast cancer. The correlation coefficient improved in the group of almost entirely fatty/ scattered areas of fibroglandular dense breast or in microcalcification negative group. PMID: 31975667 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Current Medical Imaging Reviews - Category: Radiology Tags: Curr Med Imaging Rev Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Results show that the proposed system for entirely fat, scattered fibroglandular densities, heterogeneously dense, and extremely dense breast achieved 100, 99, 99 and 98% true malignant rate, respectively with cross-validation procedure. PMID: 31975666 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Current Medical Imaging Reviews - Category: Radiology Tags: Curr Med Imaging Rev Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The techniques used for segmentation of PM, MC detection and classification in a digitized mammogram are reviewed. PMID: 31975660 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Current Medical Imaging Reviews - Category: Radiology Tags: Curr Med Imaging Rev Source Type: research
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AbstractFamily history of breast and related cancers can indicate increased breast cancer (BC) risk. In national familial breast cancer (FBC) guidelines, the risk is stratified to guide referral decisions. We aimed to identify characteristics associated with the recommendation for referral in a large cohort of women undergoing FBC risk assessment in a recent primary care study. Demographic, family history, psychological and behavioural factors were collected with family history questionnaires, psychological questionnaires and manual data extraction from general practice electronic health records. Participants were women ag...
Source: Journal of Community Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Abstract Mammography, a standard screening method for breast cancer, is effective for reducing the rate of death; however, it suffers from frequent false positive alarm and radiation risk. Besides, surgery treatment has a vital impact on the clinical outcomes of breast cancer, offering enormous benefits for breast cancer care and management. In this work, we analyzed the peripheral blood sample from breast cancer patients with pre- and post-surgery and healthy volunteers using label-free surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy technology based on silver nanoparticles. Results showed that distinct patterns of blood bel...
Source: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Anal Bioanal Chem Source Type: research
A group of former patients of Raleigh Radiology filed a  lawsuitthis month against the imaging center for producing substandard mammograms and not meeting American College of Radiology (ACR) standards. Lawyers of plaintiff Emily Cram, a Wake County resident, filed the December 31 suit on her behalf. Cram had undergone three mammograms at Raleigh Radiology ’s Blue Ridge location between November 7, 2017 and November 6, 2019, a period of time of which the ACR stated in a review that the clinic didn’t meet their imaging standards. After the ACR review, the center was mandated to inform all patients that mammo...
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