CANCER DETECTION EARLY CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE BILL KEEFER LA CLINICA VETERANS HOSPITALS
Hi I am Bill Keefer, living in Southern Oregon, I have been under the care of the Veterans Administration Medical Clinic locally and on Sept 12, 2014 a CT scan was taken, some time later it proved I have multiple lymph nodes throughout my body.
I also have an outside doctor at La Clinica Medical facility in Phoenix, OR.
My choice was to travel 300 miles north in Portland and get Surgery for a biopsy or use the Local Providence and Asante medical professions locally and have a Image guided biopsy.
My choice was the image guided biopsy, this video shows you the difference, and you could make a choice of how the biopsy could be taken.
Image-guided biopsy. An image-guided biopsy is a procedure in which the doctor uses imaging technology, such as ultrasound, fluoroscopy, computed tomography (CT) scan, x-ray, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, to determine the exact location of the tissue that needs to be removed for analysis. A needle is used to obtain a sample of the tissue; it may be a fine needle, core needle, or vacuum-assisted needle. An image-guided biopsy may be used when a tumor appears on an imaging scan but cannot be felt by the doctor or when the area is located deeper inside the body. The type of imaging technology used depends on the location of the suspected cancer site and other factors.
Surgical biopsy. Unlike the needle methods described above, a surgical biopsy involves a surgeon making an incision (cut) in the skin and removing some or all of the suspicious tissue. It is often used after a needle biopsy shows cancer cells, or it can be used as the first method to obtain tissue for diagnosis.
I have the biopsy scheduled on sept 25, 2014 and will share my experience with you on future videos.
FIGHTING, CANCER, MEDFORD, OREGON,