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A Blessing in Disguise: My Postponed Petscan and Our Difficult Summer

If you’re doing the math and paying scrupulous attention to my scanning schedule, then you’ve probably noticed that I am a few months behind on my biannual scanathon (scansation, scancapade?).  1,118 more words

The Favor of God

The favor of God was clearly with Joseph.

One of his brothers took pity, and sold him as a slave instead of allowing him to be killed. 482 more words

15-05 Story 2: The Future of the Mind


Synopsis: It’s amazing that in the 21st century, science knows so much about all of the organs of the body save one: the brain. We talk to a scientist and author about the unbelievable abilities of the brain, how memories help us predict the future, where dreams are located, how brain injury can sometimes make someone a genius, and how research into brain function is opening up new areas of understanding the mind and its possibilities. 2,034 more words

Viewpoints Podcasts

OligoMetastatic Prostate Cancer - Lecture by Eugene Kwon M.D.

Eugene Kwon M.D.  at the PCRI 2014 Annual Meeting.

Topic : OligoMetastatic Prostate Cancer Disease.

Dr. Kwon brings examples of Choline 11 PET scans as a tool to find location of metastatic lesions.   40 more words

Treatments For Prostate Cancer

Imaging Willpower: Using Brain Scans to Explore Obesity

For some people, the smell of Mom’s home-baked pie, the sight of an ice cream truck, or the sound of sizzling French fries can trigger a feeding frenzy. 483 more words


My Return to Scan-Land

This used to be a blog about health and well-being, right?  It is again, for at least the next few posts.  Two weeks ago, the calendar in my head clicked off a reminder about my impending biannual PET scan, and I got the scheduling process underway.  368 more words

How is cancer diagnosed and staged?

Early detection of cancer can greatly improve the odds of successful treatment and survival. Physicians use information from symptoms and several other procedures to diagnose cancer. 298 more words