Cancer Misconceptions


When it comes to cancer, there are many myths and misconceptions. Whether it be word of mouth or information found on the internet, don’t believe everything you hear or see. Below are a few cancer misconceptions debunked to set the record straight. Misconception #1: Cancer is a death sentence Cancer is not a death sentence. … Read more

Understanding Thyroid Cancer


Thyroid cancer is a rare form of cancer that occurs in the cells of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland found just below the Adam’s apple at the base of the neck. The thyroid gland plays a key role in your overall health and body function, as it produces hormones that … Read more

Understanding Remission

For patients who have cancer, the word remission means everything. Remission is a significant milestone in the journey that is the fight against cancer, and can resemble a beacon of hope for those who are suffering. Remission is more complicated than simply being done with treatment, and plays a major role in your long-term health. … Read more

Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Get the Facts


Lung cancer is responsible for a majority of cancer-related deaths in the United States, for both men and women alike. It causes more deaths each year than prostate, breast, colon, and ovarian cancers together. It is the most common form of cancer found in men, and the fifth most common for women. Types of lung … Read more

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month


In order to both raise awareness of breast cancer and promote prevention and early detection habits, we at Southeastern Medical Oncology Center are proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness month this October. Here are the steps you should take to reduce your chances of getting breast cancer and to catch it early if … Read more

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Get the Facts

Every three minutes, a child somewhere in the world is diagnosed with cancer. With September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, it’s important to get the facts on childhood cancer to help our children get the treatment and support they need. How does cancer develop? From a biological view, childhood and adult cancer develop in the … Read more

Chemotherapy: What You Need To Know

Your chemotherapy treatment experience, while daunting, can be improved if you approach it with the correct knowledge in hand. Understanding your treatment timeline, common side effects and techniques for dealing with them, as well as a basic understanding of how chemotherapy works will help give you the mental fortitude necessary to defeat your cancer. What … Read more

White Blood Cells

blood cells

With its many diverse functions, blood can be thought of as a body organ, much in the way we think of the liver or stomach. Blood is a complex mixture of cells and chemicals, and performs dozens of functions which keep our metabolism in balance. Three types of blood cells are red cells, which transport … Read more