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  • 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.

  • 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
    11 JUNE 2019

    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

    Surgery: A Fundamental Step to Lung Cancer Survival

    Wayne Holley, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    10 JUNE 2019

    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

    Cancer Clinical Trials: Are They An Option for You?

    Michael D. Pavy, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    29 MAY 2019

    Patients with childhood acute leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease and testicular cancer all have something in common:  Cures for their cancers were developed through clinical trials.

  • Cancer

    Cancer: When It’s In Your Bones

    Karim Tazi, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    17 MAY 2019

    Sly. Crafty. Cunning. Many words – not all of them clinical — describe cancer, because it can emerge in nearly any part of the human body, including the bones.

  • Cancer

    6 Breast Cancer Myths and the Truth You Need to Know

    Karim Tazi, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    07 MAY 2019

    There are so many myths about breast cancer that it is difficult to narrow down the list,” says McLeod Oncologist Karim Tazi, MD.