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CDI Miami | Tuesday April 24, 2018

The American Cancer Society has released new guidelines for breast cancer screening. Among the changes, the new recommendations say all women should begin having yearly mammograms at age 45 and can change to having mammograms every year beginning at age 55.   According to the Society’s Chief Cancer Control Officer, Dr. Richard C. Wender, MD., […]

CDI Miami | Tuesday April 3, 2018

  Fear of breast cancer is widespread, yet many people don’t realize that adopting protective living habits may help keep it at bay. So which strategies mitigate the onset of breast cancer?   Regular mammograms and breast cancer screening is touted as the most effective way to reduce breast cancer deaths, although experts continue to […]

CDI Miami | Tuesday March 27, 2018

A Positron Emission Tomography (“PET”) scan is an imaging test that allows your doctor to check for diseases in your body.   The scan uses a special dye that has radioactive tracers. These tracers are injected into a vein in your arm. Your organs and tissues then absorb the tracer when highlighted under a PET […]

CDI Miami | Tuesday March 20, 2018

  What is an Ultrasound?   An ultrasound test is a diagnostic imaging technique, which is performed to view a patient’s internal organs and to assess his or her blood flow through various vessels. An ultrasound is also very useful when performed on a pregnant lady so an obstetrician can check on the developing baby. […]

CDI Miami | Tuesday March 13, 2018

Mammograms don’t prevent breast cancer, but they can save lives by finding breast cancer as early as possible.   The value of screening mammograms was questioned in November 2009 when the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that routine screening mammograms for women with an average risk of breast cancer.   Following the controversy, the […]