Sharing a concern about possible chemotherapy restrictions for Medicare patients

Diagnostic Imaging Services shares an opinion piece written by the physician staff of Pontchartrain Cancer Center in Covington. The piece, submitted to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reads as follows: As oncologists, we are extremely concerned about the so-called Medicare experiment on cancer drugs. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) did not seek any input from the oncology community before proposing … Read More

Quality of life often good post-breast cancer

By Kathryn Doyle, Reuters More than a decade after treatment, the average woman who has had breast cancer seems about as satisfied with her life as women who never had the disease, according to a new Canadian study. “It’s been recognized for a long time that in the very short term breast cancer can adversely affect quality of life,” said senior … Read More

CT Scan Benefit May Beat Risks

HealthDay — December 18 (HealthDay News) — Repeat CT scans deliver a big dose of potentially hazardous radiation over time, but the short-term benefit may outweigh the long-term risk for men with testicular cancer, a new study suggests. With Americans getting more and more CT scans, concerns exist about the potential for that radiation exposure to raise a person’s cancer … Read More

Scatter Radiation from Mammography Presents No Cancer Risk

CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The radiation dose to areas of the body near the breast during mammography is negligible, or very low, and does not result in an increased risk of cancer, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The results suggest that the use of thyroid shields during mammography … Read More