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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, GHS Cancer Institute doctors and researchers have been working on unraveling the science of immunotherapy for cancer treatment.
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Cancer Support Community celebrates five years of connecting survivors

For the past three years, I have driven 45 minutes every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from my home in Laurens to Greenville Memorial Hospital. It’s not for work. It’s for a mission.
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When brain cancer changes your life

My brain is no longer whole, but I am better for it. If anyone had told me seven years ago that I would be diagnosed with brain cancer and would live to tell about it I would have laughed at them. Me? Brain cancer? No, I am not strong enough.
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Can women enjoy sex without pain after cancer?

*NOTE: This content is intended for adults who have experienced cancer and may not be appropriate for children. Sexual problems are one of the most common, lingering side effects of cancer treatment.
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Genetic testing: How to really listen to your genes

You’ve heard about it. You may have even done it—at-home genetic tests to determine how much Neanderthal DNA you carry, whether you should drink red wine or white, and to which celebrities you may be related.
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Groundbreaking breast cancer study shows some women don’t need chemo

By now you may have heard the great news from a ground-breaking clinical trial which found that many women with early-stage breast cancer don’t need chemotherapy as part of their cancer treatment.
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