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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month? Pancreatic cancer is a disease that affects the pancreas, a small organ located behind the stomach that helps the body digest food and produce insulin. When someone has pancreatic cancer, the cells in their pancreas begin to grow out of control. As one of the […]

Understanding Treatment Options During Health Literacy Month

Ask The Right Questions of A interventional radiologist

As we age, we gradually learn the importance of taking care of our bodies. Unfortunately, this often comes at a time when chronic conditions have already set in, and we find ourselves fighting an uphill battle. It’s not impossible to overcome health problems; however, a better approach is to be proactive. That’s why we’re excited […]

Uterine Fibroids: When You Should See an Endovascular Specialist?

Uterine fibroids are benign, muscular tumors of the uterus that develop during a woman’s childbearing years. Over half of all women develop fibroids at some point in their lives, with Hispanic and African American women having a higher incidence overall. Fibroids can vary in size and location, with symptoms being a result of both of […]

How effective is Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)?

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If you have fibroids, you join approximately 30% of all women who develop them by age 35 and as many as 70% to 80% of women who develop them by age 50. Uterine fibroids are smooth, muscular tumors that form on the interior walls of the uterus during a woman’s childbearing years. Uterine fibroid embolization […]

5 Things to Do If You’re at Risk for Peripheral Artery Disease

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Understanding common risk factors for Peripheral Artery Disease is the first step in preventing the condition. However, if you or a loved one understands they are already at risk for developing PAD, there are several immediate actions and PAD treatments that can help mitigate the disease.  Not sure if you’re at risk for PAD? Take […]

7 Common PAD Risk Factors

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Leg wounds that won’t heal. Blue colored feet. Activity-related pain or heaviness in the legs. These are all common peripheral artery disease (PAD) symptoms. PAD, a condition that limits blood flow to the limbs, affects roughly 8-12 million people in the United States. The symptoms may present as simply “irritating,” however, if left unmanaged PAD […]

Fibroids Awareness Month

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July is fibroids awareness month. These small, muscular tumors may seem benign, but their existence can have tremendous negative impacts on a woman’s life. By the age of 50, as many as 45% of white females and 60% of African American females have had fibroids. During the month of July, ECCO wants to help raise awareness […]

SIRT & Y-90 Resin Microspheres: Interventional Radiology Techniques Explained

At ECCO Medical, our endovascular specialists have extensive experience in treating a wide variety of cancers in a non-surgical, minimally invasive way. Something that makes our office-based lab unique; it’s currently the only outpatient clinic in Colorado to offer Y-90 treatment for liver cancer. But, in order to understand “Y-90,” it is necessary to unpack […]

10 Benefits to UFE at ECCO Medical

uterine fibroid embolization treatment

Uterine fibroids are smooth, muscular tumors that form on the interior walls of the uterus. These growths appear during women’s childbearing years and are so common that 30% of all women develop them by age 35, and as many as 70% to 80% of women develop them by age 50. Fortunately, these fibroids are non-cancerous, […]

What is Uterine Fibroid Embolization and Why Should Every Woman Know About it?

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For many years, a major surgical undertaking – a hysterectomy – was the only course of treatment for uterine fibroids. This meant a hospital stay, general anesthesia and a painful recovery period. However, thanks to interventional radiology and the advancement of technology, uterine fibroid embolization is an alternative to surgery that women, regardless of season […]