• Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Screen, Treat, Survive

    This month, we’re stressing the importance of taking every possible step to combat one of the deadliest of women’s cancers: ovarian cancer. What makes recognizing the signs of ovarian cancer particularly challenging is that in its early stages, it rarely reveals symptoms. Yet even in its advanced stages, the symptoms of ovarian cancer don’t always raise red flags. In fact,…

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  • Life After Cancer

    Of the approximate 14 million cancer survivors in the US today, many agree there’s an abundance of information about what to do after a cancer diagnosis and how to cope with the effects of treatment. Unfortunately, there is a lack of information about how to cope with life after cancer. The end of cancer treatment is a cause for celebration.…

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  • Important Cancer Terms You Need to Know

    Cancer. It’s a scary word that represents a very real and scary reality for too many people. If you or a loved one suffers from cancer, there are a few important cancer terms you need to know that are unique to the field of oncology (the study of tumors). Read below to learn more about tumor types, stages of cancer,…

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  • Southeastern Medical Oncology Center and Clinical Trials in Oncology

    The bi-annual meeting of the Southeast Clinical Oncology Research Consortium (SCOR) was held April 15th, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn Uptown in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. James N. Atkins, a Principal Investigator for SCOR, opened the meeting to a group of physicians and nurses who have been committed to cancer research for the last 30 years. The meeting focused…

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  • Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer and Melanoma

    Anyone can develop skin cancer, including melanoma, no matter how dark or fair your skin. However, there are precautions you can take to reduce your exposure to the sun and its potentially harmful UVA and UVB rays. Preventing Skin Cancer Cover up Wear long sleeved shirts, long pants, and a sun hat when you are planning to be in the…

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  • Help Us Fight Government Medicare Experiment

    Dear Patients and Community Oncology Supporters: In recent weeks you may have read about a government experiment to change the way Medicare (the nation’s largest insurer for those 65+) pays for cancer and other life-saving drugs. What you may not know is that this experiment will radically change the way we fight cancer in America, including here at Southeastern Medical…

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  • Common Cancers

    Cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow and divide uncontrollably, resulting in cancerous tumors. Cancer comes in many forms, but some cancers are more common than others. There are a few warning signs and symptoms that point to cancer: A new lump or growth Abnormal bleeding Prolonged cough Unexplained weight loss Change in bowel movements Female breast cancer The breast contains…

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  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Lowering Your Risk For Colon Cancer

    As the second leading cause of cancer deaths in America, colorectal cancer claims the lives of more than 50,000 Americans each year. With March being National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, it’s important to know the warning signs of colon cancer, risk factors associated with colon cancer, and what you can do to lower your risk. Warning signs of colon cancer…

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