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November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Pancreatic cancer forms in the pancreas, just below the stomach, because of abnormal or rapid cell growth. The cause of most pancreatic cancers is unknown and is one of the deadliest of all cancers. In fact, just 2-10 percent of those diagnosed survive five years.

International Day of Radiology 2016

November 8th, 2016 marks a historic day - by tonight, the 45th President of the United States will be chosen. While most people know today is election day, few people know it is also the 121st anniversary of Conrad Wilhelm Roentgen discovering the existence of x-rays. In honor of his discovery, November 8th has been declared the International Day of Radiology.

Quick History of Neuroimaging

Humans have dedicated thousands of years to studying and observing the brain, gaining more knowledge every century. Here is a look at how far we've come - from drilling holes into the brain to noninvasive digital imaging techniques.

Myth vs. Fact: Cigarettes

Everyone has heard a friend say, “I only smoke when I go out, it’s not like that little bit will hurt me” or “It hasn’t killed me yet, so why stop now.” Unfortunately, myths about smoking spread like a disease, filling people with false and misguided information. Fortunately, groups like the American Cancer Society and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) work to dispel these rumors in the hopes of a cancer free future.

New Immunotherapy Treatments for Lung Cancer

For years, cancer treatment has been categorized into three options - radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery, but it looks like a fourth may have just been added. Immunotherapy has been studied since the early 1900’s but is now finally a realistic treatment option for those diagnosed with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer, thanks to Keytruda, the first immunotherapy drug of its kind approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

FAQs - Mammograms

For those who may be nervous to get their mammogram - knowing what to expect may help you go through the process more smoothly. Take a few minutes to read this list of the most frequently asked questions regarding mammograms.

5 Ways to Help a Friend Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

She has her doctor, her social worker, her partner and children - but she also needs you. If you have a friend recently diagnosed with breast cancer, don’t underestimate the role you play on her care team. Read on for some simple ways you can help make a difference.

#MammoTalk Recap

In case you missed it, earlier this week the Society of Breast Imaging hosted a #MammoTalk with breast imaging experts to provide some much needed clarity about mammography. Here are some of our key takeaways from the discussion:

Medical Arts Radiology is Proud to Join Forces with Pink Aid in Honor of BCA!

A woman in the United States, over the course of her lifetime, has a one in eight risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. It has been known for years that mammography has been able to detect a large percentage of breast cancers before they can be felt and when they are most curable. This is why we are proud to join forces with Pink Aid this October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

8 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Unfortunately, there is no one perfect list of what to do for prevention - but the below has been proven to reduce your likelihood of getting breast cancer significantly.