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  • Cancer

    Targeting Tumors Through New Advances in Cancer Chemotherapy

    Stewart A. Sharp, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates at Seacoast, a Department of McLeod Regional Medical Center
    15 DECEMBER 2018

    Cancer doctors continually learn how to more specifically target the tumor, while reducing harm to the remainder of the body. McLeod Seacoast Oncologist Stewart Sharp, MD, reveals some of the newer developments in cancer chemotherapy.

  • Cancer

    What Happens When You Go in For a Chemotherapy Cancer Treatment

    Stewart A. Sharp, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates at Seacoast, a Department of McLeod Regional Medical Center
    07 DECEMBER 2018

    Adding to the anxiety of cancer is the unknown of what your first chemotherapy treatment will be like. McLeod Seacoast Oncologist Stewart Sharp, MD, helps relieve the unknown by explaining what happens when you go in for a chemotherapy cancer treatment.

  • Cancer

    Lung Cancer Screening Could Save Your Life

    Wayne Holley, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    28 NOVEMBER 2018

    Thanks to continuing research, smokers or former smokers who are at high risk for lung cancer now have a screening test that can help spot cancer earlier, increasing survival. McLeod Thoracic Surgeon C. Wayne Holley, MD, who performs lung cancer surgeries, explains the screening.

  • Cancer

    Lung Cancer Screening with CT Scans Now Recommended for Some

    Wayne Holley, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    20 NOVEMBER 2018

    For years, regular chest X-rays were recommended for smokers and others, who were at high risk of lung cancer. Low dose CT Scans are now recommended and covered by health insurers for certain individuals.

  • Cancer

    Leukemia: When There’s Cancer Flowing in Your Blood

    James C. H. Smith, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    16 NOVEMBER 2018

    Most cancers originate in a specific part of the body, such as the lung, breast or brain.  Leukemia is different in the sense that it is a cancer of the blood, as McLeod Oncologist James Smith, MD explains.

  • Cancer

    Treating Leukemia, Cancer of the Blood

    James C. H. Smith, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    09 NOVEMBER 2018

    The many advances in treatments for Leukemia make this one of the most survivable cancers. McLeod Oncologist Dr. James Smith explains treatments for the two most common types of Leukemia – Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML).

  • Cancer

    Breast Cancer Risk and the Impact You Should Know of Alcohol, Exercise

    Ravneet Bajwa, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    29 OCTOBER 2018

    “Research shows alcohol consumption increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer,” says McLeod Oncologist Ravneet Bajwa, MD. “While other studies show that exercise lowers your risk of breast cancer.”

  • Cancer

    You’ve Been Diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Now What?

    Rajesh Bajaj, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    25 OCTOBER 2018

    Hearing the words “You have breast cancer” (or any kind of cancer) can be emotionally destructive. You hear the words but your mind is overcome by a tidal wave of questions and feelings.

  • Cancer

    Breast Cancer Breakthroughs and Advances in Detection, Treatment

    Amy P. Murrell, MD
    Pee Dee Surgical Group
    17 OCTOBER 2018

    In the last decade, multiple advancements are increasing long-term survival for women with breast cancer. These advancements have included improvements in imaging technology, enhanced surgical techniques and new discoveries in oncology.

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