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Bowel cancer patient's survival story

Bowel cancer story

Woman, 69 years old, colorectal cancer

I first met cancer in 1995, when I was discovered ovarian cancer. I underwent surgery and chemotherapy. For all these years I took proper care of my health and underwent the necessary check-ups. Since I had been through this hell once I hoped that the cancer would not come back, but it did – this time in a different form.

In autumn 2015, I felt excessive weakness and sever stomach-ache.

Doctor's Opinions, Bowel Cancer, Colorectal Cancer

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PET/CT examination was a great (!) help to me!

PET-CT examination

Each year about 11 000 people in Latvia hear for the first time the frightening diagnosis – cancer. Their lives are turned upside down – what to do, what treatment to choose, will I survive?

Everyone affected by this disease knows the importance of early diagnostics and efficient treatment. However, the situation in the country is absurd – there is never enough money for medicine and up-to-date treatment with efficient medications is at the patient’s expense or depends

Patient Cases, PET/CT, Cancer Diagnostics

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Lung cancer patient survival story

Lung cancer story

Man, 48 years old, lung cancer

Most probably I was a hard nut to crack for pulmonologists, as they could not discover what is wrong with me quite for long. Before I fell ill I had been inhaling various things. When working in construction I did not always use a face mask and I took regular smoke breaks. Yes, I did smoke a lot. I know it is not the best thing one could give to his lungs, but when you are healthy you do not usually think about many things...

Doctor's Opinions, Lung Cancer

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The imaging showed something like two small fireflies…

Cancer patient – two small fireflies

“The images obtained during the examination showed something like two small fireflies glittering against the dark background,” Sintija tells.

After a tiresome cycle of chemotherapy she was looking forward for long-awaited news that the malignant tumour in her breast has disappeared. The reality was quite different. “I am glad that I listened to my husband and underwent PET/CT examination.

Patient Cases, Doctor's Opinions

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PET/CT – the most precise cancer diagnostics method

pet-ct cancer diagnostic

Meet LILITA ROZNERE, Radiologist/Therapist at the "RSU Nuclear Medicine Clinic" and the Oncology Centre of Latvia.

Is it true that PET/CT is such a unique method – the most accurate for cancer diagnostics? I have read about the study carried out in the USA that 24 000 patients were diagnosed cancer by using classical methods – ultrasound, computed tomography, biopsy – and straight after they

PET/CT, Doctor's Opinions, Interview

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