New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

coopfesta
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2003
Total Posts : 1373
   Posted 12/10/2008 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Folks!
 
Went to my 25th high school reunion and it was so so so much better than the one five years ago!  I was on chemo five years ago and left within the first hour!  This time i bopped around and shmoozed with everyone and had a blast.
 
An old, old, friend is now doing some work connected with medical technology and he said that the gamma ray scan is the best, definitive test for breast cancer in dense breasts and it will be the standard in the coming months/years.  I had one last year with Dr. Feldman, and want to have another one.  I will have to FIND Dr. Feldman, though.  He left Beth Israel. 
 
Anyway, I wanted to see if others have had the gamma test yet and am asking those to share or have heard things or what!
 
Happy holidays to all!
 
 


"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius
Don't knock on Death's Door.  Ring the bell and run.  He hates that.

Ellen


Superbigmac
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 23
   Posted 12/10/2008 11:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Congratulations on your reunion and five year survival. 

Regarding molecular breast imaging or breast specific gamma imaging or scintimammography (they're all the same), you have to realize that it is still somewhat "new" or "unproven" and not yet community practice.  I'm not sure if you can say that it is the best.  Certainly you can't say that it's "definitive."  This technology has actually been around for a little while (scintimammography), since the 90's.  They just came out with more dedicated (smaller) gamma cameras now.  Whether it wil be "standard" in the future remains to be seen. 

For right now, mammography is the only modality that has had massive mulitcenter trials spanning many years and is the only modality proven to save lives (reduce mortality). 

If your still interested in breast specific gamma imaging, you can still have it done at Beth Israel (assuming it's the Beth Israel in NY city.)  Is Dr. Feldman a surgeon?  If he is, he doesn't actually read the imaging studies; the radiologist or nuclear medicine physician reads them.  I think Dr. Feldman went to Columbia Presbyterian. 

Good luck.

Superbigmac

 


coopfesta
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2003
Total Posts : 1373
   Posted 1/23/2009 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks.  I got the info.  I really appreciate your info.
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius
Don't knock on Death's Door.  Ring the bell and run.  He hates that.

Ellen

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Thursday, December 08, 2016 1:18 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,734,849 posts in 301,251 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151361 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, walkinghome.
390 Guest(s), 13 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
PeteZa, Laker7491, Rikky1, tickcheckguy, Serenity Now, NiceGuyEddie, mpost, joavila92, Christina110, straydog, rcmark, multifacetedme, julymorning


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer