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  • Cancer

    Your Chemobag: Things to Pack for Your Chemotherapy Session

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

    Chemotherapy treatment  for cancer can take a toll on you emotionally and physically. To keep you comfortable and engaged for the hours you spend at the McLeod Cancer Center, come prepared. Chemotherapy cancer patients should prepare a chemobag packed with a variety of items to help them,

  • Cancer

    Cancer and the Medical Oncologist’s Role Fighting For You

    Karim Tazi, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    15 AUGUST 2019

    Every cancer patient will spend a great deal of time with their Medical Oncologist. This cancer specialist follows patients from diagnosis through their treatment and coordinates with other specialists who are also treating the patient. One of the McLeod Medical Oncologists, Karim Tazi, MD, offers a detailed look at this important role and the use of cancer treatments.

  • Cancer

    Breast Cancer Risk: The Opposite Impact of Alcohol, Exercise

    Ravneet Bajwa, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    09 AUGUST 2019

    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

    Treating Lung Cancer — New Advances

    Karim Tazi, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    01 AUGUST 2019

    The most significant recent advancement for lung cancer treatment is the FDA approval of immunotherapy for treatment of advanced lung cancer. These treatments have proven effective in a proportion of patients, in whom chemotherapy has not worked or has stopped working.

  • Cancer

    Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy: 5 Things You Need to Know

    Gerald F. Conner, MD
    McLeod Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Florence
    26 JULY 2019

    The rate of breast cancer in women remains steady in the 21st Century, while the mortality trends are decreasing.
    One statistic that’s shown a steady rise:  breast cancer patients who are undergoing breast reconstruction following mastectomy (surgery to remove the tumor) are rising about 5% annually.

  • Cancer

    Breast Cancer and The Surgeon’s Key Role

    Amanda Turbeville, MD
    McLeod Loris Seacoast Surgery – Little River
    18 JULY 2019

    When the diagnosis confirms cancer, a team of people goes to work for you …and with you. McLeod Breast Surgeon Amanda Turbeville, MD, explains the process – starting with your mammogram.

  • Cancer

    The Challenges of Finding Cancer in Women With Dense Breasts

    W. Shawn Conwell, MD, FACR
    Carolina Radiology Associates
    11 JULY 2019

    “Dense breast” does not refer to size. A woman’s breast – small or large – can have a high percent of fat compared to breast tissue, making it difficult to spot breast cancer. Radiologist W. Shawn Conwell, MD, FACG, explains the challenge.

  • Cancer

    3D Mammograms: Better Detection; Less Need to Rescan Patients

    W. Shawn Conwell, MD, FACR
    Carolina Radiology Associates
    05 JULY 2019

    Technical breakthroughs continuously improve diagnosis and treatment. Such is the case of 3D Mammography, now available at McLeod Health. Radiologist W. Shawn Conwell, MD, explains why 3D mammograms are better for spotting breast cancer than traditional 2D mammography.

  • Cancer

    Pathologists: The Cancer Team Behind the Scenes

    Tarek M. Bishara, MD
    Pee Dee Pathology Associates, P.A.
    28 JUNE 2019

    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.

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