The Role of Staging When Diagnosing Breast Cancer

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, and patients who receive such news are often flooded with a wide range of emotions. When delivering test results, doctors share vital information about their patients’ disease. Those details can go a long way toward easing patients’ concerns. Staging is a

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Radiologist Joins Southtowns Radiology Staff

Screening and diagnostic medical imaging leader, Southtowns Radiology, announced today the hiring of board-certified radiologist Qadus Awan, MD. Dr. Awan joins the Southtowns Radiology team of physicians interpreting patient images for the practice’s outpatient offices in Hamburg and Orchard Park, and will also work within the Catholic

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I May Have Melanoma, Now What?

By Shannon Traphagen Learning you have melanoma, the most-serious type of skin cancer, can make it difficult to hear anything else your doctor says. Upon leaving the office, you may wonder what happens next, which is of course, dependent upon the unique needs of each patient. However,

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What’s Your Cardiac Calcium Score?

Knowing the Answer Could Prevent a Heart Attack! By Andrea Moran & Shannon Traphagen Each year, approximately 655,000, or one in four Americans die from heart disease, including coronary artery disease (CAD), which is the main cause of heart attacks. Heart attacks are the primary cause of

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Preventive Care and the Pandemic – Schedule your Screenings Now!

Preventive Care and the Pandemic – Schedule your Screenings Now!   Procrastination is not typically considered a good thing. But as the world spent much of 2020 confronting the COVID-19 pandemic, putting certain things on hold became part of the new normal. In an effort to reduce

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COVID and Your Breast Health

In a pandemic-clouded world, it’s easy to overlook what was once routine and to pause activities that used to be regular. But when it comes to breast health, especially during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, passing on your annual or first-time mammogram, is not advisable. “Delays in

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