imaging tests

February 11, 2020 · Brielle Gregory, ASCO staff
Getting a bone scan? Here’s what to know about how the test works and why it’s an important tool in detecting cancer. Read More >>
April 4, 2019 · Emily Goodman
A PET-CT scan is a test used to find cancer and learn its stage. It can also be used to plan and evaluate cancer treatment. Here is what you need to know to prepare for a PET-CT scan. Read More >>
Highlights from the 2017 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium
January 17, 2017 · Greg Guthrie, ASCO staff
At the 2017 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, new research will be presented that may help improve the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. Read More >>
July 7, 2015
When Josh Mailman was diagnosed with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, he didn’t expect his life to be defined by two of Dr. Seuss’ books—Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? and Oh, The Places You’ll Go. Now as a patient advocate, his goal is to ensure that others diagnosed with rare cancers do not need to rely on luck and travel to get the best outcome. Read More >>
scan-xiety (noun) : the anxiety associated with cancer-detecting scans
December 2, 2014 · Cat Snyder, ASCO staff
Sometimes, anxiety comes with getting cancer scans, often called “scanxiety.” In a podcast, Dr. Lidia Schapira shares advice for managing the stress that comes along with needing multiple scans. Read More >>

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