Welcome to Our Blog

SUBSCRIBE TO CANCER BLOG

At McLeod Health, we are dedicated to providing useful health and medical information to our community.
Take a look at our blog categories and choose those that interest you. Be sure to subscribe to each category
of interest and we will send you new blog articles as they are posted.

  • Cancer

    Know Your Breast Cancer Risk Factors. Control Those You Can.

    Amanda Turbeville, MD
    McLeod Loris Seacoast Surgery – Little River
    23 APRIL 2019

    There is a long list of items that can put you at greater risk for breast cancer. Some – like your family’s history of cancer – you cannot control. Yet, McLeod Surgeon Amanda Turbeville, MD, says there are many breast cancer risk factors you CAN control.

  • Cancer

    Cervical Cancer: Preventing, Detecting and Treating It

    Ravneet Bajwa, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    19 APRIL 2019

    Pap tests exemplify the best method of screening for early signs of what may become cervical cancer. Occasionally an abnormal Pap test leads to further testing, including X-rays, CT, MRI, PET Scans or procedures, such as a colposcopy or a biopsy to sample the tissues for laboratory testing.

  • Cancer

    Stereotactic Radiosurgery: More precise. Fewer, Shorter Cancer Treatments

    09 APRIL 2019

    Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a non-surgical radiation therapy that treats cancerous tumors in the brain and spine. This form of treatment allows the McLeod Radiation Oncology team to deliver precisely-targeted radiation with sub-millimeter accuracy in a fewer number of treatments offering patients more convenience and a better quality of life.

  • Cancer

    When the Diagnosis Reveals Cancer, What’s Next?

    Ravneet Bajwa, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    01 APRIL 2019

    With the scans and tests completed and a cancer diagnosis confirmed the next step is often your first appointment with an oncologist.

  • Cancer

    Breast Cancer Treatment Advances: Better Outcomes for Survivors

    Ravneet Bajwa, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    26 MARCH 2019

    Thanks to early diagnosis and a range of new treatment discoveries, women with breast cancer are seeing improved chances of long-term survival.

  • Cancer

    Colon Cancer and the Gastroenterologist’s Role

    Davinderbir S. Pannu, MD
    McLeod Digestive Health Center
    20 MARCH 2019

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

  • Cancer

    Treating Colon Cancer for a Longer Life

    Timothy J. Spurling, MD
    McLeod Digestive Health Center
    15 MARCH 2019

    The colon is the four to six feet of the large intestine and an important part of your digestive system. With the broad range of “bad for us” foods we impose on the colon – nachos, pizza, fries, steak, and BBQ to name just a few – it’s no surprise that colon cancer strikes 1 in 18 Americans.

  • Cancer

    Colon Cancer: The Silent Cancer. Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life

    Deepak Chowdhary, MD
    McLeod Digestive Health Center
    07 MARCH 2019

    Many people with colon cancer have no symptoms until it’s too late. McLeod Gastroenterologist Deepak Chowdhary, MD explains the risk factors you may have and why a regular colonoscopy is important for everyone.

  • Cancer

    Dense Breast Tissue and Cancer — Does It Matter to Me?

    W. Shawn Conwell, MD, FACR
    Carolina Radiology Associates
    28 FEBRUARY 2019

    Mammograms are the standard diagnostic tool for spotting breast cancer. On the mammogram, normal breast tissue appears as black while most forms of breast cancer show up as white.

VIEW OLDER POSTS