National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual, treasured celebration of life held in hundreds of communities worldwide on the first Sunday in June. 2023 marks the 36th year of honoring this important day. According to NCSD.org (National Cancer Survivors Day), this day “is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and an OUTREACH to the community.”
Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging (SDMI) is closed on Sundays. However, we honor National Cancer Survivors Day each year in the days surrounding the official Sunday celebration.
We want to take advantage of the chance to celebrate the strength and resilience of many survivors and fighters in our community. This month a small gift will be offered to our cancer survivor patients and our patients currently fighting cancer. Our gift reminds our revered patients that a SUR * VI * VOR is defined as one with great courage and strength, a true inspiration. So, if you have an appointment with SDMI between Friday, June 2nd, and Monday, June 5th, please ask our front desk team for your gift (while supplies last).
Did you know that manyof the services that SDMI offers are used during the course of a cancerdiagnosis and treatment? Our practice offers the following modalities.
PET/CT – PET/CT or Positron Emission Tomography aided by Anatomical Computed Tomography. PET/CT scans are a vital tool in modern diagnostic medicine that offer a comprehensive view of the body's internal workings by combining the power of radiography and medical imaging.
Biopsy – Biopsies are done on various body parts to take a small tissue sample to be analyzed by pathology. Biopsies at SDMI are done with image guidance, either CT, MRI, or Ultrasound.
Port Placement / Removal – Port Removal and placement at SDMI are performed in Interventional Radiology, also known as Special Procedures; these minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures offer several types of treatment. A Port is like an artificial vein placed under the skin (typically in the chest or arm). It carries medicine, like chemotherapy, into the bloodstream.
Additionally, you can schedule several standard Cancer Screenings at SDMI. Cancer screenings are one of the best tools to catch cancer in the earliest stages. The most common cancer screenings include:
Mammogram - Mammography has been saving lives for decades. Today we are lucky enough to have 3D Mammography /Tomosynthesis allowing Radiologists to identify suspicious areas earlier and more clearly view dense breast tissue.
LDCT or Low Dose Lung Cancer Screening – This screening is typically performed on adults 55-74 with a high risk for lung cancer. Screenings are only performed on asymptomatic (patients with zero symptoms) patients. If a patient is experiencing any symptoms, a CT Chest may be ordered by a physician to get a better look at what may be causing those symptoms.
Prostate MRI – Generally ordered when there is an elevated PSA level, an MRI of the prostate gland can help identify cancer or show if previous cancer has spread.
Colonography (Virtual Colonoscopy) –This exam is used to screen the large intestine, typically looking for colon cancer.
Learn more about the National Cancer Survivors Day movement at NCSD.org.