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  • Cancer

    Choosing a Cancer Treatment Center 7 Things to Look For

    Michael D. Pavy, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    28 APRIL 2017

    Actor Robert DeNiro continues to star in movies following a 2003 battle with prostate cancer.  “The Talk” co-host Sharon Osbourne (Ozzie’s wife) underwent chemotherapy and surgery in 2002 for colon cancer. Singer Melissa Etheridge continues to record and perform after her 2004 battle with breast cancer. These celebrities are an example of the new world of cancer patients — a world we know as SURVIVORS.  You can be one, too….with the right care and treatment.

  • Cancer

    5 Lung Cancer Myths You Need to Know NOW

    Vinod K. Jona, MD
    McLeod Pulmonary & Critical Care Associates
    18 APRIL 2017

    “Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide,” says McLeod Pulmonologist Vinod Jona, MD. “It is also the second most common type of cancer disease (next to breast cancer) that we see in this region of South Carolina.”

  • Cancer

    Cancer and the Medical Oncologist’s Role Fighting For You

    Karim TAZI, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    06 APRIL 2017

    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

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

    Deepak Chowdhary, MD
    McLeod Gastroenterology Associates
    30 MARCH 2017

    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

    Preventing Colon Cancer

    Timothy J. Spurling, MD
    Florence Gastroenterology Associates
    20 MARCH 2017

    Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. However, it is also one cancer that can be prevented with regular screening through colonoscopy.

  • Cancer

    Colonoscopy: Two Days That Can Save Your Life

    Deepak Chowdhary, MD
    McLeod Gastroenterology Associates
    14 MARCH 2017

    Colonoscopy is a unique cancer screening procedure. First, it can find polyps and prevent them from growing into cancer. Second, it only takes two days of your life. The advantages far offset the disadvantages, says McLeod Gastroenterologist Deepak Chowdhary, MD.

  • Cancer

    Radiation Breakthroughs Help Treat Head and Neck Cancers

    Virginia L. Clyburn-Ipock, MD
    MRMC Radiation Oncology
    28 FEBRUARY 2017

    Head and neck cancers are some of the most frequent cancers we treat in this region. Learn the symptoms and how new developments in Radiation Therapy technology improve patient quality of life.

  • Cancer

    Smokers, Look Out for These Lung Cancer Symptoms

    Virginia L. Clyburn-Ipock, MD
    MRMC Radiation Oncology
    20 FEBRUARY 2017

    Recent research has demonstrated that annual low-dose screening CT Scans can save more lives from lung cancer than normal chest X-rays. Learn about these new guidelines and the symptoms – especially if you’re a smoker.

  • Cancer

    What’s the Best Treatment for Lymphoma – Lymph Gland Cancers?

    Rommel P. Lu, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    15 FEBRUARY 2017

    In general, we treat lymphomas with chemotherapy. The good thing with lymphomas is they are chemo-sensitive meaning they respond favorably to chemotherapy. Some lymphomas are potentially curable, thanks to many advancements in oncology. Hopefully, we will push our boundaries even more and be able to cure more patients with chemotherapy.

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