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Talking turkey about your family history

Thanksgiving—food is on the table, football is on the television and multiple conversations occur simultaneously: Who is working where now? Why IS cousin Jessica marrying that guy? What are the neighbors thinking already having their Christmas decorations up? Then, the inevitable lull in the conversation hits. “So, exactly what was it that grandma had, uterine...
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CMS announces Greenville Health System selected for initiative promoting better cancer care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it has selected Greenville Health System (GHS) as one of nearly 200 physician group practices and 17 health insurance companies to participate in a care delivery model that supports and encourages higher quality, more coordinated cancer care. The Medicare arm of the Oncology Care...
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Prisma Health shoots for the moon on cancer care

At Greenville Health System, we share Vice President Joe Biden’s urgency for speeding the efforts to translate breakthrough research into meaningful clinical therapies and to usher a unique collaboration of scientists, clinical researchers, clinicians and healthcare providers, patients and the academic and public/private sectors to accelerate this research translation to find new approaches to preventing...
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Be part of the national cancer conversation

By Kerri Susko “We’ve come a long way baby” is not only the name of a Loretta Lynn album, but it describes the steps we’ve taken to identify and mitigate cancer risk factors while advancing cancer treatment and addressing the “whole” individual when discussing survivorship care. However, there is a way to go and we...
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Protect Yourself from Skin Cancer

Oh no! Another blog about skin cancer and sunscreen! Why bother reading this, you might be thinking. Well, it may surprise you to know that skin cancer is still a major problem in the United States. In fact, the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that one American dies every hour from skin cancer. This year alone,...
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The Science Behind Exercise and Cancer Recurrence

At the Center for Integrative Oncology and Survivorship (CIOS), we have emphasized for cancer survivors the benefits of exercise and a healthy diet in lowering the risk of the cancer coming back. Observational studies indicate that exercise does indeed lower the risk of the cancer coming back. Recently, an article in Cell Metabolism described research...
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Vaginal Dryness in Breast Cancer Survivors

Low estrogen in breast cancer survivors can lead to irritation of the lining of the vagina, discomfort, leakage of urine and pain with sexual intercourse (called dyspareunia). For women without a prior history of breast cancer, doctors often prescribe creams or preparations with estrogen that allow the estrogen to benefit the lining of the vagina...
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Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis

Learning of a cancer diagnosis is the shock of a lifetime. We will always remember the day, the setting, the words and the profound emotions. One of the first things that we do is reach out for information, often starting with the Internet. In this blog, I will suggest some helpful first steps when a...
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Cancer “moonshot” has great potential

During the State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama announced a government-funded cancer research initiative that will be a “moonshot” to cure cancer. This is welcome news for cancer specialists across the United States, as well as for people whose lives have been affected by cancer. A key part of the initiative will be...
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A Vaccine that Can Prevent Cancer

Cancer continues to be one of the greatest health challenges we face in South Carolina, across the nation and around the world. One in three Americans will get cancer in their lifetime—1.7 million will be diagnosed this year and almost 600,000 will die of this disease. Many cancers seem to strike with little warning, have...
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