Many people are afraid to make a trip to the doctor. Hesitating to schedule a checkup could happen for many reasons, but most people avoid going to the doctor out of fear of what they may find. However, the thought of finding something serious can be nerve-rattling, but it’s still crucial to keep up with your checkups. Getting checkups is essential to catching life-threatening illnesses before they can do significant damage. Many studies indicate that annual cancer screenings play a substantial role in early intervention and can improve the chances of beating the illness.
Here are some ways we can help you with early intervention at the Metropolitan Vascular Institute.
Have you noticed a strange growth? While not all abnormalities are dangerous, they should still get checked out nonetheless. A biopsy is a procedure that involves removing a piece of tissue or cells from a place on your body and sending it for laboratory testing. If you’ve noticed an out-of-place growth on your body, a biopsy can help determine if it’s a common issue or if there are deeper concerns.
A biopsy generally involves a local anesthetic to the affected area, ensuring that you don’t feel pain during the tissue removal process.
The results of a biopsy usually take between 2 and 10 days to come in, and you can schedule an appointment to review the results.
If your biopsy reveals that you have a form of cancer, we can help. Although receiving a cancer diagnosis can be life-altering, we offer many treatment options to help you on your road to recovery, such as
- Tumor Embolization- This involves entering the femoral artery and cutting off blood flow to a tumor to prepare it for surgical removal.
- Mediport- This can be essential for efficiently delivering chemotherapy treatments as you recover. The procedure allows medications to be delivered into your bloodstream through a device placed under your skin.
- Inferior Vena Cava filter (IVC)-These treatments can help cancer patients who may be at risk of developing blood clots. The IVC filter is inserted into the Vena Cava, a central vein in your body that leads to your lungs. The filter is responsible for catching blood clots before they can do any harm.
Before you undergo treatment of any kind, your first step is to be screened by qualified health professionals. If you want to learn more about our oncology services, please reach out to us. Please schedule a consultation at our Waldorf office by calling today at 301-979-7078.