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  • Cancer

    Preventing Colon Cancer

    Timothy J. Spurling, MD
    McLeod Digestive Health Center
    12 MARCH 2018

    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 Digestive Health Center
    08 MARCH 2018

    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

  • Cancer

    Treating a Brain Tumor

    T. Rhett Spencer Jr., MD
    MRMC Radiation Oncology
    28 FEBRUARY 2018

    “There are multiple types of brain tumors, but 80 to 90 percent of what we treat are not true brain tumors,” says McLeod Radiation Oncologist Rhett Spencer, MD. “Most common is a tumor that has metastasized (spread) to the brain from another location in the body.”

  • Cancer

    The Genetic Triggers for Breast Cancer: What You Can Do

    Michael D. Pavy, MD
    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    19 FEBRUARY 2018

    About one out of every 10 women carries the gene that can make them susceptible for breast cancer.  McLeod Oncologist Dr. Michael Pavy explains the three types of breast cancer, how to find out if you carry this gene and what to do should you have it.

  • Cancer

    Milkshakes, Pudding and Peanut Butter: Your Cancer and Nutrition

    17 FEBRUARY 2018

    If there can be any good news about Cancer Treatment, this is it: You may be encouraged to add foods to your diet that most of us are cautioned to avoid,” says McLeod Registered Dietitian Kitty Finklea.

  • Cancer

    Mammograms: Promise and Limitations

    Noel L. Phipps, MD
    Carolina Radiology Associates
    09 FEBRUARY 2018

    Mammograms don’t prevent cancer and they have their limitations. Yet, mammograms are the most effective way available to screen women for breast cancer.

  • Cancer

    Cancer in the Lymph Glands: Risk Factors, Symptoms & Treatments

    McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates
    31 JANUARY 2018

    Lymphoma represents one category of cancer cells that can be effectively treated with chemotherapy. The treatment of lymphomas has markedly improved due to the addition of antibodies targeted against the lymphoma cells.

  • Cancer

    Cancer Radiation Therapy: The Possibilities and Potential Side Effects

    Virginia L. Clyburn-Ipock, MD
    MRMC Radiation Oncology
    23 JANUARY 2018

    Today’s radiation technology can improve cancer treatments and limit side effects.  Radiation Therapist Dr. Virginia Clyburn-Ipock discusses.

  • Cancer

    Know Your Breast Cancer Risk Factors. Control Those You Can.

    Amanda Turbeville, MD
    McLeod Loris Seacoast Surgery – Little River
    19 JANUARY 2018

    There is a long list of items that can put you at greater risk for breast cancer. Some – like your family’s history of cancer – you cannot control. Yet, McLeod Surgeon Amanda Turbeville, MD, says there are many breast cancer risk factors you CAN control.