How NUCLEAR MEDICINE can help diagnose Cancer

Most people have little understanding of breast cancer, but having little knowledge or understanding may be dangerous to our health. Cancer is like other disease but has to be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible.


What is nuclear medicine?


Nuclear medicine imaging uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers that are typically injected into the bloodstream, inhaled or swallowed. The radiotracer travels through the area being examined and gives off energy in the form of gamma rays which are detected by a particular camera and a computer to create images of the inside of your body. Nuclear medicine imaging provides unique information that often cannot be obtained using other imaging procedures and offers the potential to identify the disease in its earliest stages.

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Breast Cancer awareness can help people have a better understanding

Women are at high risk of developing breast cancer. Understanding your risk is essential when it comes to prevention and detection. People from rural areas don’t know how to spot cancer. More awareness campaigns can help with educating them on any breast cancer identification. While it is not guaranteed that you cannot develop breast cancer, it might be essential to have a checkup schedule, in case you contract breast cancer so that you detect it early and treat it successfully -“prevention is better than cure” right?


Women need nuclear medicine for imaging breast cancer


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Nuclear Medicine has helped myself as a rural young girl who had Maxillofacial surgery at the age of 12. Personal Nuclear medicine has helped me reconstructing a new happy face, and can still help a lot of young girls and boys in rural communities around the world not only in southern Africa. That is an event in my life which I will never forget.

I am still very thankful for the medical help from Dr. Mike Bouckaert. Nuclear medicine plays an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of oral and maxillofacial diseases, and I am a living testimony of how Nuclear Medicine can help.

Breast cancer can develop in any women, but it takes a strong woman to fight it.”You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have”-Cayla Mills



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