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Dr. Cadigan Talks Heart Health on the Radio

Dr. Tandra Cadigan aka. Dr. Squirrel was on Girlfriends talk radio and spoke about heart health. It was a great show with a plethora of information. If you missed the show you can listen to it by clicking here. Heart disease is still the number one killer among men and women. Dr. C discusses preventative measures, how to read and dissect labels, and much more! In addition, the Doc wrote a blog post about heart health which you can read here.

~Kisses Dr. Squirrel

4 Responses to Dr. Cadigan Talks Heart Health on the Radio

  • Sandra L. Handel says:

    Hello Dr. Squirrel! A few months ago you spoke on the radion regarding breast health and women with dense breasts. Your recommendation was to request from one’s doctor a tomosynthesis for a yearly dense mammogram rather than the usual digital mammogram equipment. My question is how invasive is the tomosynthesis instrument in relation to radiation over the digital mammogram equipment? We have one hospital in CT at the moment that has this new techology. However, they are in the process of training their technicians and staff before its up and running for the public. I would appreciate your educated opinion on using one over the other. A hypoechonic nodule was discovered a year ago and there was no change in the size four months later. I am having a digital mammo/us this week and would like your thoughts on the 3-dimensional tomosynthesis in regard to radiation vs digital mammogram instrumentation. I look forward to your reply. Thank you so very much.

  • Sandra, I alerted Dr. Squirrel and she will be answering your question this morning. xx

    • Tandra says:

      Dear Sandra,

      Tomosynthesis is the procedure of choice for dense breast. The reason we have mammograms is to detect early breast cancer.

      Tomosynthesis is fairly new technology. I do not know the difference in radiation exposure but if one has dense breast one has to choose the procedure that will achieve the goal of early detection.

      In my mind, there is no other choice for dense breasts. Thank you for your questions as it is a very good one.

      Dr. Squirrel

      • Sandra L. Handel says:

        Hello Dr. Squirrel! Thank you very much for responding to my question. I have asked the same question to my physician as well as radiology managers and technicians. Since tomosynthesis is quite new in this area no once seems to know how much difference there is in the radiation exposure at this point. I will follow my doctor’s orders and continue to monitor the hypoechonic nodule reguarly. Again, I truly appreciate your input.
        Sincerely,
        Sandra L. Handel
        Portland, CT

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