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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Resources to Quit Smoking

“I’m a Quitter”

You’ve decided it’s time to say #imaquitter. Now what? Maybe this isn’t your first time. Maybe you’ve tried this before and it didn’t go according to plan. No matter where you are in your journey, this mini-guide will help you take one step closer to your tobacco-free life.

Meet Kimberly

Kimberly has a long history of smoking,

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Resources for Quitters

How Can I Safeguard My Health after Quitting?

You quit smoking. You can finally say #imaquitter! Now what? The good news is – and you’re probably starting to notice – your health begins to improve immediately. Throughout the first 15 years you stop smoking, there are so many reasons for #celebratingquitters. Monitoring your personal progress and keeping track of your gains with health scans is the best way to celebrate.

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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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