Maybe part of your diagnostic process was a breast MRI, but why would your doctor be ordering another MRI now after your diagnosis or even years after your treatment?
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a tool your doctor can use to see if your cancer has spread to other parts of your body. It uses radio waves and a strong... Read more
As I lay on the table and watched the big square pass slowly over my body, I shuddered at the thought of the radiation it must be emitting. It was my first bone scan, scheduled to find out if my recently diagnosed inflammatory breast cancer had spread.
“What kind of radiation is that putting into me?” I asked the... Read more
The members of the on-line support groups I belong to are in mourning. Susan Niebur-- physicist, mother, wife, and writer-has died of inflammatory breast cancer almost five years after her diagnosis. Susan's cheerful smile is beloved by everyone who has been reading her blog Toddler Planet and following her journey as a mother and a cancer... Read more
When you going through the diagnostic process for breast cancer, you soon get acquainted with a host of medical machinery—mammograms, ultrasounds, maybe a breast MRI. If it turns out that you do have breast cancer, your doctor may order some more tests to see if the cancer has metastasized to other parts of your body. These... Read more
A heart-warming series of commercials currently running on television shows factory workers wishing they could meet the cancer survivors whose lives have been saved by the technology they build. My favorite part of these commercials is the survivor who says that she now has "no evidence of disease." She does not utter the over-used and... Read more