Medical Intel

4 ways women can take control of their breast cancer risk

by Ami A. Chitalia, MD, Hematologist and Medical Oncologist
October 23, 2018

Breast cancer is one of the most daunting diseases in women’s health, as it affects about one in eight U.S….

How the flu can increase heart attack risk

by Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
October 16, 2018

Each year, up to 20 percent of Americans get the flu, resulting in over 130,000 hospitalizations—in fact, about 200,000 in…

DCIS breast cancer: Not every woman needs surgery

by Patricia B. Wehner, MD, Breast Surgical Oncologist
October 09, 2018

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is the earliest form of breast cancer. DCIS is confined to the milk ducts of…

3 questions and answers for mammograms

by Ami A. Chitalia, MD, Hematologist and Medical Oncologist
October 02, 2018

A mammogram is an imaging test used to screen the breast tissue for breast cancer, which affects about one in…

How we use PET-CT scans to find more cancer faster than ever

by Carlos Alberto Garcia, MD, Medical Director, Nuclear Medicine
September 25, 2018

PET-CT  (positron emission tomography and computed tomography) often is referred to as the gold standard of cancer imaging. This tool…

From surgery to radioactive iodine and beyond: Hope for patients with thyroid cancer

by Sarika N. Rao, DO, Oncologic Endocrinologist
September 18, 2018

Most patients respond well to standard therapies for thyroid cancer. The five-year survival rate is more than 98 percent, and…