Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Recurring prostate cancer is much more common than people think.
But a quick and painless test being offered right here in the Valley may be just what the doctor ordered.
The new procedure, called a "Carbon-11-Acetate PET/CT scan," will tell doctors, in only 20 minutes, where exactlycancer has returned.
Unlike other cancers, prostate cancer imaging presents its own set of challenges. The new test, still officially in clinical trials, uses carbon acetate to detect a recurrence of cancer.
"This scan is really proving to be one of the most satisfying, being we're able to answer the question and be fairly definitive. In medicine that isn't always the case that we're able to do that," said Dr. Fabio Almeida with the Arizona Molecular Imaging Center in Phoenix.
Almeida's facility is one of the few locations nationwide offering the unique new test. Patient feedback has been extremely positive, and because of that it's in very high demand.
"Because of the independent nature of this facility, our protocols are open to the entire community here in Arizona so we do see a significant number of patients from Phoenix and from Tucson, but about half of our patients are coming from out of state," said Almeida.
Although Medicare will not pay for the test until it gains FDA approval (hopefully within six months to a year), some insurance companies will pay for all or part of the exam. Otherwise, the out-of-pocket expense is around $3,000.
For more information on the Carbon-11-Acetate PET/CT scan or the Arizona Molecular Imaging Center, click here.
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Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>