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  • Cancer

    Treating Cancer is More Than Just Treating a Disease

    Rajesh Bajaj, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    12 DECEMBER 2019

    Behind each cancer diagnosis, there is a patient and their family. Combining that knowledge with newer treatments improves the final outcome, says McLeod Cancer Specialists Dr. Rajesh Bajaj and Virginia Clyburn-Ipock.

  • Cancer

    The 99% Equation for Treating Cancer Patients

    Larry D. Grubb, MD
    MRMC Radiation Oncology
    02 DECEMBER 2019

    There many good reasons why a cancer patient would seek treatment near home, such as the range of treatment options and technology. McLeod Cancer Specialist Dr. Larry Grubb explains what he calls 99% equation.

  • Cancer

    Vaping: What Our Medical Specialists Say

    27 NOVEMBER 2019

    As of October 29, 2019, the CDC confirms 37 deaths among 1,888 lung injuries related to e-cigarettes or vaping. The cases space every state (except Alaska) the District of Columbia and one U.S. Territory, with numerous cases reported in South and North Carolinas. Almost 80% of the injuries occurred in patients under the age of 35.

  • Cancer

    Lung Cancer Screening with CT Scans Now Recommended for Some

    Wayne Holley, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    19 NOVEMBER 2019

    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

    Lung Cancer Screening Could Save Your Life

    Wayne Holley, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    14 NOVEMBER 2019

    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

    After Breast Cancer Surgery, Microsurgical Reconstruction

    Dustin Eck, MD
    McLeod Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Florence
    06 NOVEMBER 2019

    When a woman is faced with breast cancer, the first goal is to perform an operation that removes the breast cancer. The second goal is to give the patient a cosmetic outcome that results in the breast looking as natural as it did before the surgery — or even better in some cases.

  • Cancer

    The Challenges of Finding Cancer in Women With Dense Breasts

    W. Shawn Conwell, MD, FACR
    Carolina Radiology Associates
    28 OCTOBER 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

    Breast Cancer Breakthroughs and Advances in Detection, Treatment

    Amy P. Murrell, MD
    Pee Dee Surgical Group
    25 OCTOBER 2019

    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.

  • Cancer

    Breast Cancer Treatment Advances: Better Outcomes for Survivors

    Ravneet Bajwa, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    15 OCTOBER 2019

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