Iowa Radiology Blog

Breast Cancer Survivorship: Life Beyond Treatment

Nov 8, 2023 8:15:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

At the beginning of 2022, there were more than four million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. Breast cancer is an incredibly common illness, affecting approximately one in eight women (12.5%). Fortunately, great strides have...

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Hereditary Breast Cancer: BRCA Mutations & Beyond

Oct 9, 2023 7:15:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

While there are several steps we can take to reduce cancer risk, some risk factors, like breast density and genetic makeup, are beyond our control. Although around one third of breast cancer cases are thought to arise from...

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Early Lung Cancer Detection

Jan 30, 2023 11:25:58 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most common type of cancer in the U.S.[1] One of the reasons lung cancer is so deadly is that symptoms often don’t appear until the disease has reached an advanced...

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When and How Often Should You Be Screened for Breast Cancer?

Dec 19, 2022 9:15:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

When should mammography begin?

In recent years, differing guidelines for mammography screening offered by various groups of medical professionals have sparked confusion among patients. With a range of professional opinions, it...

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Alternatives to Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

Oct 12, 2021 11:09:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Following a mastectomy to remove breast cancer, some women undergo reconstructive surgery, and some do not. The decision is very personal, and the right choice for each woman is the one that best supports her physical and mental...

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5 Things to Know About Breast Reconstruction After Cancer

Sep 15, 2021 11:19:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

If you have had or are planning to have a mastectomy following a breast cancer diagnosis, you may decide to have reconstructive surgery to restore the shape of your breasts. To make the best choices for your body, mind, and...

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Quitting Smoking Is Hard, but Reducing Your Risk of Cancer Death Isn’t.

May 12, 2021 1:15:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

If you’re a long-term smoker, you probably don’t need to be reminded that it’s bad for your health. You understand that smoking makes it more likely that you’ll develop lung cancer. If it were easy to just quit, you would have...

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Cancer in Young Adults

Dec 23, 2020 11:05:16 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

It’s hard to find what you’re not looking for.

If you were asked to picture a cancer patient, a young adult is probably not the first person who comes to mind. That’s only natural, considering more than 90% of cancers are...

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Can I Be Tested for Lung Cancer If I Don’t Have Symptoms?

May 22, 2020 12:41:42 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Are you wondering if now is a good time to get tested for lung cancer, even if you’re not currently experiencing any symptoms? Getting a screening early is a good idea to make sure you’re healthy or identify potential cancer...

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Smoking and Your Health in the Age of COVID-19

May 5, 2020 11:00:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Standard lung screening guidelines have changed as of 4/1/2022. For more information visit "Lung Screening Guidelines Changes in 2022"

It’s been understood for decades that tobacco smoking is the single leading cause of lung...

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