Dispelling the Top 3 Myths about Breast Screening

Breast screening guidelines have changed over the years leaving some myths about ideal breast screening practices to linger. The good news is, through advancements in screening technology, detection and diagnosis of breast cancer is now possible at the very earliest stages. 3D mammography can even detect cell abnormalities at the precancerous stage. Not surprisingly, breast cancer mortality rates have been drastically reduced,
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The Hidden Cost of Delaying Healthcare

Turns out, it’s not an apple a day that keeps the doctor away. Rising healthcare costs is causing more and more Americans to delay scans or even forgo preventative screening prescribed by their physician.

According to the latest Consumer Expenditure Survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spends more on healthcare than food.

Early Detection Saves Lives

1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. Over half of those women have no family history.

Today, breast cancer is claiming less lives. There are three reasons for this:

  1. Advancement in breast cancer treatments. Through emerging research and clinical trials,
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How Smart Healthcare Consumers will Save Money in 2019

Whether you have a PPO, HMO, or are self-pay, there are a few ways you can save money on your healthcare in 2019.

How do I make the most of my healthcare options?

When it comes to making the most of your healthcare options, there are three things that you can do to be a smart consumer: communicate,

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Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg Brings Diagnostic Axumin® PET Scans to the Region

Fredericksburg, VA, February 18th, 2019 – Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (MIF) is now offering the latest technology in the early detection and localization of recurrent prostate cancer with the Axumin PET/CT Scan.

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests remain the most common method for measuring prostate cancer recurrences; however, the standard follow-up body and bone scans are unable to detect the exact location until PSA counts reach excessively high levels.

Finding Affordable Healthcare in 2019

How to Save Money without Sacrificing Your Care

Have you ever wondered why it’s simple to find the best deals, discounts, and quality in nearly everything except…your medical care? Patients are often faced with making difficult choices about their healthcare. At times, those choices may feel extremely limited and limiting.

The truth is,

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“We are greater than Cancer” – Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg Campaign Offered Support for Local Patients Undergoing Breast Cancer Treatment

Fredericksburg, VA, December 4th, 2018 – Mary Washington and Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg staff partnered together to offer encouragement and support for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. During the months of October and November the “We > Cancer” campaign demonstrated the power of uniting as a community in the fight against breast cancer.
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You’re Covered! The 4 Preventative Scans Worth Scheduling

Does your health insurance provider offer benefits that you don’t know about? When it comes to staying healthy, more and more insurance companies are recognizing the value of preventative screening.

According to Eric Hargis, public policy adviser for the Colon Cancer Alliance, “Too many Americans are dying from a largely preventable disease that can almost always be treated if found early….this will save lives.”

With the ability to be more proactive,

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3D vs. 2D Mammograms: What’s the difference?

A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray of the breasts. Mammogram screening can detect breast cancer up to three years before a tumor can be felt during a breast exam. Without a cure for breast cancer, early detection is the very best defense.

When it comes to scheduling your mammogram, you will have the choice between 3D and 2D mammography.

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