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  • Cancer

    3 Tips on Preventing Colon Cancer

    Timothy J. Spurling, MD
    McLeod Digestive Health Center
    17 SEPTEMBER 2018

    “The best way to prevent colon cancer is to have a screening colonoscopy,” says McLeod Gastroenterologist Dr. Timothy Spurling. “If we find and remove polyps, we prevented them from turning into colon cancer.

  • Cancer

    Preventing Colon Cancer, The Silent Cancer

    Deepak Chowdhary, MD
    McLeod Digestive Health Center
    12 SEPTEMBER 2018

    Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in men, after prostate and lung cancer and second most common in women, after breast cancer.

  • Cancer

    Immunotherapy: Using the Body’s Immune System to Attack Cancer

    Michael D. Pavy, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    06 SEPTEMBER 2018

    Today, advancements in cancer treatment are taking place at a rapid pace. One form of treatment, called immunotherapy, involves using the patient’s immune system to attack the cancer cells.

  • Cancer

    Leukemia: When Cancer is in Your Blood

    Michael D. Pavy, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    23 AUGUST 2018

    Leukemia – like all cancers – results from the wrong kind of cells growing in the body.  Unlike normal cells, these cancer cells don’t die, they continue to divide and eventually crowd out the healthy cells.

  • Cancer

    External Beam Radiation Therapy – Attacking Cancer from Outside

    T. Rhett Spencer Jr., MD
    MRMC Radiation Oncology
    14 AUGUST 2018

    Bulky machines sit in a darkened room.  A bed stretches into the inside of the machine. It may buzz or hum. These machines that direct radiation into cancer are one of the most effective ways to kill, control or shrink tumors.

  • Cancer

    Coping with Cancer Chemobrain

    Michael D. Pavy, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    10 AUGUST 2018

    Chemobrain, is a common side effect of chemotherapy for cancer patients, even if it’s not for brain cancer for which they’re being treated.

  • Cancer

    Steady Stream of Advances Improves Cancer Treatment, Survival

    Rajesh Bajaj, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    31 JULY 2018

    It’s a case of good news, bad news, good news. We are all living longer. That’s good. But because we get to grow older, more of us are experiencing cancer. That’s bad. However, the latest good news is improvements in cancer treatment are continually being unveiled.

  • Cancer

    Radiation Breakthroughs Help Treat Head and Neck Cancers

    Virginia L. Clyburn-Ipock, MD
    MRMC Radiation Oncology
    26 JULY 2018

    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

    Multiple Myeloma: When Cancer Strikes Your Bone Marrow

    James C. H. Smith, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    18 JULY 2018

    Multiple myeloma is the second most common form of blood cancer. It occurs when plasma cells in a person’s bone marrow react abnormally. It can even result in DNA changes in your bone marrow. Yet, it can be treated, says McLeod Oncologist James Smith, MD.

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