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Ultrasounds, MRIs, CT scans and other radiology services are often used to help diagnose and treat cancer. However, many patients agonize over these routine tests for a variety of reasons, including claustrophobia, fear of radiation exposure, or dread that the results will bring bad news.
Scanxiety is the term coined for the pre-test and post-test fear that many patients diagnosed with cancer face. These feelings of anxiety are common, but there are things you can do to reduce your scanxiety.
To help you through your next scan, I recommend these five tips:
Learn more about imaging and radiology services at Edward-Elmhurst Health.
Lee Dennis, MD is a radiologist at Elmhurst Hospital.
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