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  • Cancer

    Multiple Myeloma: When Cancer Strikes Your Bone Marrow

    James C. H. Smith, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    18 JULY 2018

    Multiple myeloma is the second most common form of blood cancer. It occurs when plasma cells in a person’s bone marrow react abnormally. It can even result in DNA changes in your bone marrow. Yet, it can be treated, says McLeod Oncologist James Smith, MD.

  • Cancer

    Stereotactic RadioSurgery Fewer Treatments. Better Results for Cancer Patient.

    09 JULY 2018

    SRS basically uses computers and digital imaging to deliver large doses of radiation in small places with extreme accuracy. Three-dimensional digital imaging (CT, MRI or PET scan) is used to identify even the smallest tumors.

  • Cancer

    Colon Cancer and the Gastroenterologist’s Role

    Davinderbir S. Pannu, MD
    McLeod Digestive Health Center
    06 JULY 2018

    Colon cancer strikes 5-6% of the population, this can be detected and prevented with screening colonoscopy says McLeod Gastroenterologist* Dr. Davinderbir Pannu.

  • Cancer

    Treatment Options for Breast Cancer: Many Roads to Health

    Amanda Turbeville, MD
    McLeod Loris Seacoast Surgery – Little River
    25 JUNE 2018

    Thanks to newer surgical approaches and developments in non-surgical treatments, women diagnosed with breast cancer have numerous options. McLeod Surgeon Dr. Amanda Turbeville offers her view of the many options.

  • Cancer

    Advances Improve Care for Cancer Patients

    Donny Huynh, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates at Seacoast, a Department of McLeod Regional Medical Center
    20 JUNE 2018

    Scientists have now been able to understand more about cancer within the past two decades than everything learned before that. And yet, there’s still more to learn.

  • Cancer

    A Full Range of Cancer Treatments Available to You

    Donny Huynh, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates at Seacoast, a Department of McLeod Regional Medical Center
    15 JUNE 2018

    Today’s cancer patient has a team of experts with a broad range of treatments available to them. McLeod Cancer Specialist Donny Huynh, MD, explains the many options.

  • Cancer

    Brain Tumors Are Life-Altering Events — Yet There is Hope

    William Naso, MD
    Florence Neurosurgery & Spine Center
    05 JUNE 2018

    The diagnosis of a brain tumor is a life-altering event. Ultimately, the brain is who we are. It is the seat of our soul and the keeper of our thoughts. It is what makes us fully human.

  • Cancer

    Radiation Therapy Can Find, Shrink and Cure Cancer

    Virginia L. Clyburn-Ipock, MD
    MRMC Radiation Oncology
    31 MAY 2018

    Radiation – more powerful than an X-ray – brings many benefits to today’s cancer patients. It can diagnose, shrink and even kill off tumors.

  • Cancer

    Pathologists: The Cancer Team Behind the Scenes

    Tarek M. Bishara, MD
    Pee Dee Pathology Associates, P.A.
    16 MAY 2018

    When a patient is faced with a cancer diagnosis, they look to the physician delivering this news for answers about their cancer treatment. These answers are often based on the information the surgeon or oncologist receives from the team working behind the scenes — those who determine the precise type and stage of the cancer – the pathologists.