'Scan-xiety': Cancer patients face years of tests to check it hasn't come back

LAURA FULCHER: Lying on the hospital trolley, staring at the ceiling, I tried not to cry as a radiologist took a biopsy of the penny-sized lump in my neck. I was 35 and had almost died of cancer before.
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Conclusions: The results indicate that a possible mechanism behind an anastomotic leakage is an impaired circulation and thus insufficient saturation to the small intestine peroperatively. This develops into an inflammation both intraperitoneally and intravenously, which, if not reversed, spread within the gastrointestinal tract .The colorectal anastomosis is the most vulnerable part of the gastrointestinal tract postoperatively and hypoxia and inflammation may occur there, and an anastomosis leakage will be the consequence. PMID: 31630578 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONEarly diagnosis and concerted therapeutic efforts are important for managing misdiagnosed metastatic gastric cancer.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conditions:   Metastatic Prostate Carcinoma;   Stage IVB Prostate Cancer AJCC v8 Interventions:   Procedure: Computed Tomography;   Drug: Fluciclovine F18;   Procedure: Positron Emission Tomography Sponsors:   M.D. Anderson Cancer Center;   National Cancer Institute (NCI) Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: Available online 21 October 2019Source: European Journal of RadiologyAuthor(s): Xueru Zhu, Xiaoyang Li, Hengle Gu, Wen Yu, Xiaolong FuAbstractPurposeTo analyze radiation-induced lung injury (RIL) after stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) of lung cancer and the subsequent clinical problems.Methods106 lung cancer patients treated with SBRT were included, their computed tomography (CT) scans were reviewed. Late injury pattern was classified by Koening’s, radiologist’ diagnosis reports for RIL was reviewed. Logistic regression was used to analyze the predictive model of injury pattern, which was...
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our findings, along with other reports, suggest that MKIs is an effective neoadjuvant therapy and should be considered as a therapeutic strategy for unresectable grossly locally invasive thyroid carcinomas.
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionsPre-biopsy mpMRI for clinically suspected prostate cancer is emerging as a standard of practice in Ireland. International guidelines are also changing to reflect latest clinical trial evidence. Private health insurance providers should amend their policies to reflect current clinical practices already adopted in the public sector.
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon debuts Alphenix version for labs and centers Canon plans to open Middle East division Canon unveils Alphenix Encore Plus Program Canon's CT portfolio primed for lung cancer screening Canon installs 3T MRI scanner in Colo.
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Publication date: Available online 15 October 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: CAuthor(s): M. Ramazanilar, A. MojraAbstractThe biological tissue could be considered as a porous matrix filled with the interstitial fluid. The tumoral tissue has a different permeability from the healthy tissue. With regard to this knowledge, the main objective of the present study is to study the tissue permeability as a diagnostic parameter for the detection of breast cancer. To this end, the healthy and the cancerous specimens of the breast tissue are taken from 17 female cases. All cancerous tumors are in the vascular phase o...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Abstract The diagnosis of prostate cancer has changed. Improved magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology with diffusion-weighted imaging has led to the use of multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) before biopsy in patients suspected of having prostate cancer. This has the advantage that patients with a negative mpMRI may not need biopsy, therefore avoiding the risk of complications. Those in whom mpMRI is positive can have targeted biopsies with a higher probability of diagnosing clinically significant cancer. Prostate Cancer UK (PCUK) and the British Society of Urogenital Radiology submitted a Freedom of Information (FO...
Source: Clinical Prostate Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Radiol Source Type: research
Patients who are diagnosed with a 2 percent chance of developing breast cancer are less likely to return for the recommended 6-month scan if they have high out-of-pocket expenses, says a new  studypublished in theJournal of the American College of Radiology. Researchers from Johns Hopkins ’s Department of Radiology studied records of more than 190 women who were given the BI-RADS category 3 assessment between February 1, 2011 and June 30, 2017. They found that 57 percent went to their scheduled follow-up MRI within 10 months, 18 percent received the examination slightly after 10 mo nths, and 24 percent (or ...
Source: radRounds - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
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