• Multiple Myeloma

    Multiple Myeloma is a rare cancer of bone marrow in which plasma cells, a natural part of our immune system, transform into malignant cells. Like many cancers, multiple myeloma is more common in the older age groups. Symptoms can include weakness, bone pain, and infections; other manifestations include low blood counts, high blood calcium, and kidney failure. Chemical and radiation…

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  • Lymphoma

    What is Lymphoma? Lymphoma is cancer of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is a network of lymph nodes and lymph ducts which helps our body fight infections. Lymphoma develops when the lymphocyte cells in the lymphatic system turn cancerous. When this happens, they can invade into organs and choke off the body’s functions. Lymphoma is the fifth most common…

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  • Leukemia

    Leukemia is cancer of the bloodstream. It is a rare disease that can strike in childhood or later in life. Childhood leukemias are one of the great success stories in the history of cancer treatment, and are among the first malignancies to be cured with chemotherapy. The most common childhood leukemia is ALL, short for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Work done…

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  • Colon and Rectal Cancer

    Who gets Colon Cancer? Colon cancer is the third most common cancer that people get. Colon cancer causes more deaths than any cancer except lung cancer. Colon cancer arises from the cells that make up the tissues of the colon. The colon is the part of the gut where waste products from digested food are stored, and then excreted as…

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  • Cervical Cancer

    PAP Smears and Cervical Cancer Before the PAP smear was developed in the 1930s, cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer deaths for American women. When the PAP smear became available, deaths declined dramatically, because PAP detects cervical cancer in the early, curable stages. By 1996, cervical cancer was only the 11th leading cause of cancer deaths. In developing…

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  • New Discoveries in Breast Cancer

    It is easier to develop new treatments for common diseases than it is for rare diseases, because more patients can be enrolled on clinical trials. Clinical trials are the only way to develop safe, effective treatments for any disease. The fact that breast cancer is so common has allowed for development of many new treatments, thanks to thousands of women…

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  • Educational Topics Related to Cancer

    As Southeastern Medical Oncology Center, we strive to provide not just the same leading-edge care that you’d find at leading cancer institutions but also the unsurpassed caring and support you need. With that in mind, patient education in always foremost on our minds, because knowledge is power… especially in the fight against cancer. Below is a list of specific topics,…

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