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  • Cancer

    A Full Range of Cancer Treatments Available to You

    Donny Huynh, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates at Seacoast, a Department of McLeod Regional Medical Center
    15 JUNE 2018

    Today’s cancer patient has a team of experts with a broad range of treatments available to them. McLeod Cancer Specialist Donny Huynh, MD, explains the many options.

  • Cancer

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

    William Naso, MD
    Florence Neurosurgery & Spine Center
    05 JUNE 2018

    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

    Radiation Therapy Can Find, Shrink and Cure Cancer

    Virginia L. Clyburn-Ipock, MD
    MRMC Radiation Oncology
    31 MAY 2018

    Radiation – more powerful than an X-ray – brings many benefits to today’s cancer patients. It can diagnose, shrink and even kill off tumors.

  • Cancer

    Pathologists: The Cancer Team Behind the Scenes

    Tarek M. Bishara, MD
    Pee Dee Pathology Associates, P.A.
    16 MAY 2018

    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.

  • Cancer

    Surgery: A Fundamental Step to Lung Cancer Survival

    Wayne Holley, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    07 MAY 2018

    “Not all lung cancer surgeries are the same,” says McLeod Thoracic Surgeon Wayne Holley, MD. “The goal is to spot the cancer early, so the smallest amount of lung tissue needs to be removed.

  • Cancer

    Lung Cancer Screening with CT Scans Now Recommended for Some

    Wayne Holley, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    01 MAY 2018

    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

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

    W. Shawn Conwell, MD, FACR
    Carolina Radiology Associates
    20 APRIL 2018

    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.

  • Cancer

    Treating Prostate Cancer: Watchful Waiting to Radiation Therapy

    Virginia L. Clyburn-Ipock, MD
    MRMC Radiation Oncology
    12 APRIL 2018

    A man facing prostate cancer also faces one of the widest range of treatments for any cancer. “Watchful Waiting” is unique to cancer of the prostate, a walnut-sized gland that sits in a man’s pelvic area.

  • Cancer

    Pancreatic Cancer and You

    Veeral M. Oza, MD
    McLeod Digestive Health Center
    04 APRIL 2018

    In South Carolina, statistics point to 1,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer each year. Yet, many people have no idea where their pancreas is located or what it does.