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New approach uses single PET scan to personalize cancer treatment

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Source: Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging From: sciencedaily.com Researchers have developed a same-day, noninvasive positron emission tomography (PET)-based imaging approach to assess PD-L1 positive tumors, and the study is presented in the featured article of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine‘s March issue. A healthy immune system strikes a delicate balance between eradicating infections and cancers and not overreacting …

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Tattoos may give false signs of cancer

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From: aol.com Tattoos may go a lot deeper than being your favorite piece of body art or a symbol of your personality. In fact, there’s a scary reality to that personalized ink: It can cause doctors to falsely believe that you have cancer. A 32-year-old woman, who is actually battling cervical cancer, recently experienced this terror during a PET scan, …

Looking up health information online: Do you really trust your doctor?

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By James C. Salwitz Physicians are bothered by their patient’s fear.  One of the worst parts of actually caring is that when other people suffer and especially when they are frightened, you suffer with them.  It is bad when the trepidation is about something real, such as a new disease, but it is particularly disturbing when the source of the …