Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Tips to Quit Smoking for Good

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November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month — an important time to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking. Cigarette smoking is linked to 80 to 90 percent of lung cancers. But lung cancer isn’t the only type of cancer caused by smoking. It’s also responsible for cancer of the mouth and throat, esophagus, stomach, … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

National Cancer Survivors Day

Celebrating cancer patients and survivors National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual celebration of life that’s held nationwide on the first Sunday in June. The physicians and staff at Southeastern Medical Oncology Center want to honor those who have survived, and to recognize how their strength shows the world that life after a cancer diagnosis … Read more

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. The meeting focused on clinical trials in cancer care, looking not only to the new treatments that are in development, but also reviewing some of the advances that have … Read more

Common Cancers

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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: Female breast cancer The breast contains glands and thin tubes. The glands, called lobules, produce milk. The … Read more

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. … Read more