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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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Colorectal cancer screenings now recommended at earlier age

Every 10 minutes, a person dies from colorectal cancer. With the recent change in recommendations from the American Cancer Society to begin screening for colorectal cancer at the age of 45 instead of 50, we could see a positive change in this number.
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When cancer changes your college plans

Zach Newton was a junior engineering student in the fall of 2015 when everything changed. A week into the fall semester at his school, the Liberty, S.C. native began to experience severe abdominal pain that sent him to the local emergency room.
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Podcast: Colonoscopies can save lives

[toggle_box] [toggle_item title=”Transcript” active=”true”] Melanie Cole (Host): Colorectal cancer is one of the five most common cancers in the US, yet it is often highly treatable if it’s found and treated early, but because many people are not getting tested the way they should, only about 4 out of every 10 cases are diagnosed at...
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GHS Cancer Institute and KIYATEC launch enhanced partnership to increase effectiveness of cancer treatments

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Cancer patients and their families will soon have access to a series of groundbreaking diagnostic tests, the first of which can indicate certain ovarian cancer patients’ future response to chemotherapy before undergoing treatment with up to 93 percent accuracy, thanks to an enhanced partnership between Greenville Health System (GHS) Cancer Institute and...
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New tool in the fight against breast cancer

We and our partners have been doing breast surgery for a long time. Collectively, we have been in practice for more than 100 years.
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GHS opens expanded blood and marrow transplant unit

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 11, 2017) – Greenville Health System (GHS) opened its newly expanded McCrary Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit at Greenville Memorial Hospital today. The new unit, which features eight large patient rooms, an up-to-99-percent purified air system, and amenities such as music therapy and a wellness suite, will allow more patients to receive...
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Get screened for oral, head and neck cancer

Just because you can’t feel it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Just ask the more than 100,000 Americans who were diagnosed with cancers of the head and neck last year. Unfortunately, many Americans do not recognize the symptoms of these life-threatening diseases, which include cancers of the oral cavity, thyroid, larynx and pharynx. For some,...
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The Face of Lung Cancer—Or Lack of One

Many perceive lung cancer as a “smokers’ disease” or have in their mind the “type” of individual that gets this diagnosis. However, this is a myth—or maybe because cancer is so scary, it’s a way to manage the anxiety we all have about it. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause of...
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Spiritual Distress: Unheard Words Of Hope

The terms ‘spiritual’ and ‘spirituality’ are part of the common social vocabulary in the 21st century. As Prisma Health’ss Center for Integrative Oncology and Survivorship (CIOS) begins to integrate spiritual care into its cancer survivorship programs, it behooves us to pause and think about a working definition of what this care might mean. My own definition, fitting for...
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