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  • Cancer

    Chemotherapy — the Best Treatment for Lymphoma – Lymph Gland Cancers

    SREENIVAS V. Rao, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    19 JULY 2017

    Cancer of the lymph glands (lymphoma) describes a group of cancers that affects a type of white blood cells called lymphocytes.

  • Cancer

    Cancer in the Lymph Glands: Risk Factors, Symptoms & Treatments

    SREENIVAS V. Rao, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    11 JULY 2017

    Lymphoma represents one category of cancer cells that can be effectively treated with chemotherapy. The treatment of lymphomas has markedly improved due to the addition of antibodies targeted against the lymphoma cells.

  • Cancer

    6 Breast Cancer Myths and the Truth You Need to Know

    Karim TAZI, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    03 JULY 2017

    “There are so many myths about breast cancer that it is difficult to narrow down the list,” says McLeod Oncologist Karim Tazi, MD. “Plastic surgery, the BRCA1/BRCA2 gene, and underwire bras are just a few of the ‘issues’ people have misunderstandings about that we do NOT address here. Checking with the National Breast Cancer Foundation or the American Cancer Society  are good reference sources for you.”

  • Cancer

    Treating a Brain Tumor

    T. Rhett Spencer Jr., MD
    MRMC Radiation Oncology
    28 JUNE 2017

    “There are multiple types of brain tumors, but 80 to 90 percent of what we treat are not true brain tumors,” says McLeod Radiation Oncologist Rhett Spencer, MD. “Most common is a tumor that has metastasized (spread) to the brain from another location in the body.”

  • Cancer

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

    William Naso, MD
    Florence Neurosurgery & Spine Center
    23 JUNE 2017

    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

    Chemobrain: Dealing with This Curious Side Effect of Cancer Chemotherapy

    Stewart A. Sharp, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology – Seacoast
    12 JUNE 2017

    Researchers are finding many ways to help deduce or eliminate side effects of cancer chemotherapy. One of chemotherapy’s side effects still escapes the researchers, according to McLeod Seacoast Oncologist Stewart Sharp, MD. Yet, there are ways to help the patient.

  • Cancer

    What Happens When You Go in For a Chemotherapy Cancer Treatment

    Stewart A. Sharp, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology – Seacoast
    08 JUNE 2017

    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

    Targeting Tumors Through New Advances in Cancer Chemotherapy

    Stewart A. Sharp, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology – Seacoast
    02 JUNE 2017

    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

    Treating Lung Cancer — New Advances

    Karim TAZI, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    17 MAY 2017

    “The treatment of lung cancer has advanced rapidly in the past 10 years,” says McLeod Medical Oncologist Karim Tazi , MD.  “Many involve so-called targeted therapies.”

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