Primarily affecting people between the ages 15 and 40 and individuals 55 and older, Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a form of cancer that makes it difficult for the body to deal with infections. As with other forms of cancer, chemotherapy is typically part of the treatment process for patients. A recent study suggests a PET scan […]
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanning is a medical imaging procedure that ‘takes pictures’ of the metabolic activity of a radioactive compound or ‘tracers’ inside your body. The type of tracer used depends on what your doctor wants to detect. The most common is FDG (18-Fluro-deoxy-Glucose), which is used to detect cancer. Because cancer cells are […]
Cancer can recur or come back after treatment. Though the thought is immediately frightening, it can be helpful to understand the reasons why this happens and know your options for treatment.
One of the more helpful technologies available today for determining the health of the internal organs in the body would be the positron emission tomography (PET) scan. This is a kind of imaging test that uses a tracer (a radioactive substance) to specifically look for disease.
A PET or positron emission tomography scan is an imaging test that checks for diseases in the body through the use of a special substance that ‘colors’ the organs to reveal how well they are working. This special substance is actually a radioactive tracer absorbed by the body’s organs and tissues. A PET scanner is […]
One of the things that make people wonder is the situation wherein an individual eats a lot yet remains the same weight and an individual who eats the same or just a bit more but easily gains weight. Such a scenario often has something to do with a person’s metabolism. Metabolism is vital biological process […]