How Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scans Quickly Identify Cancers

How a PET Scan Can Save Your Life

In medicine, accurate testing for illnesses can be lifesaving. Positron Emission Tomography (or PET) scans allow doctors to do just that: Save lives. PET scans work quickly to check brain function, identify cancerous tumors, and measure blood flow. Although PET scans are only a relatively recent technology, they have already proven themselves absolutely essential –…

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Can Hair Dryers Cause Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer, with only one known cause – exposure to asbestos. A hairdresser may not be the first occupation that comes to mind when considering asbestos exposure, but according to a recent report in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, a 49-year-old hairdresser was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma…

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