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Prisma Health expands groundbreaking cancer therapies across more of S.C.

GREENVILLE, SC – Bolstered by an $8.2 million grant from the National Health Institutes, Prisma Health Cancer Institute will expand its groundbreaking cancer research into the Midlands. The additional clinical trials in the Midlands will launch this fall and initially target lymphomas, leukemia and solid tumors. “South Carolina is facing a health crisis, and for...
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When ‘adulting’ involves a cancer diagnosis

When one hears the terms “adolescent” and “young adult,” several things may come to mind. You may think about those in high school or college. Maybe you think about that whole period of time after college when you are trying to figure out how this whole “adulting” thing works. While there are many stressful factors...
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Breaking down the new mammography standards

Earlier this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed changes to mammography standards. These are the first changes to the regulation of mammography screenings in more than 20 years and will improve quality and modernize breast cancer screening. The key changes include providing patients with information about breast density, in the form of...
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Center for Cancer Prevention and Wellness aims to identify, prevent cancer at earliest molecular development

GREENVILLE, S.C. – As someone familiar with the devastation of a loved one’s cancer diagnosis, Steve Johnson has long been an advocate for knowing his own risks for developing the disease. So when a genetic test revealed he carried a BRCA1 gene mutation, a high indicator for breast cancer, he suggested his three daughters get...
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Colorectal cancer: It’s not an old person’s disease

Colorectal cancer rates are rising in young people, but symptoms are often ignored. People under 50 may assume symptoms like rectal bleeding are simply related to hemorrhoids and only seek over-counter fixes. Likewise, they may be told their abdominal pain is only gas or related to constipation. Studies show that, in some cases, physicians diagnose...
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Blood in your urine? Here’s what you need to know

Blood in the urine is referred to as hematuria. This condition is broken up into two different categories: microscopic hematuria and gross hematuria. Microscopic hematuria is blood in your urine that you do not see. It is only visible under a microscope and detected on a urinalysis that your doctor has ordered. Gross hematuria is...
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New drug shows promise for some cancer types

While doctors most often receive information about new drugs from their professional societies and pharmaceutical representatives, every now and then, we get blind-sided. Such was the case recently with an oral drug I would soon learn was called Vitrakvi.
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Robotic surgery is improving outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer accounts for about 3% of all cancers in the United States according to the American Cancer Society. At Greenville Health System, robot-assisted surgery is changing the way doctors treat pancreatic cancer.
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Why are mammograms so important?

Women have heard for years that when you reach the age of 40, you need to start getting a mammogram. Many women, though, may not have heard the “why” behind that mantra.
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Happening here: Building better cancer treatments

For the past decade, Prisma Health Cancer Institute doctors and researchers have been working on unraveling the science of immunotherapy for cancer treatment.
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