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What Are the Chances?

Posted by Cancer Team on Apr 12, 2017 3:53:48 PM

It seems as though everywhere you turn, you hear about another thing in your life that might cause cancer. Deodorant. Cellphones. Plastic food containers. It all sounds a little ridiculous, doesn’t it?

Believe it or not, the researchers behind the claims aren’t trying to scare you—or annoy you— to death. They’re trying to help you understand the risks so you can adequately protect yourself. But before you can go about protecting yourself, it’s important to understand exactly which objects and behaviors are actually harmful and which aren’t.

Let’s explore some common behaviors, and determine which ones are most closely tied to cancer, with level 5 being highest risk.

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Multifaceted Cancer Care at Beaufort Memorial

Posted by Cancer Team on Nov 28, 2016 10:16:24 AM

You’ve just received the dreaded news from your doctor—you have cancer. Now what?

The treatment you receive will depend on the type and stage of cancer you have and how far it has spread. Today, physicians rely on national guidelines to determine the best course of action to take with a particular cancer. Developed after years of research, these evidence-based “standards of care” have been proven to result in the most successful outcomes.

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Topics: Cancer Care

Beaufort Resident Finds Top-notch Cancer Treatment Locally

Posted by Cancer Team on Oct 19, 2016 1:02:26 PM

Shortly after she and her husband, Andy, moved to Oldfield five years ago, Laura Beall was diagnosed with breast cancer. Devastating as that was, the couple quickly discovered they had landed in a community that was second to none — with a community hospital to match. In fact, Beall needed only to “turn right” out of the Oldfield entrance to reach Beaufort Memorial and leading treatments that helped her become cancer-free.

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Topics: Cancer Care, Women’s Health

A Worrywart's Guide to Cancer

Posted by Cancer Team on Jul 5, 2016 5:21:51 PM

With so many people being diagnosed with cancers every day, it’s natural that you’d want to avoid known causes. But the cancer-causes rumor mill has worked overtime for some years. The question is: Are you worrying about the right things?

You’ve probably heard that cellphones can cause cancer — as can computers, artificial sweeteners and even microwaves. It may seem like cancer risks are everywhere, but much of what is rumored to cause cancer doesn’t.

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Topics: Cancer Care

Cancer Care Close to Home

Posted by Cancer Team on Jun 3, 2016 1:37:41 PM

In the first six years Carole Kiessling lived on Lady’s Island, she must have driven past the Beaufort Memorial Keyserling Cancer Center in Port Royal 100 times, barely noticing the brick and stucco building on the corner of Ribaut Road and North Paris Avenue. But in the spring of 2015, when the 74-year-old was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she couldn’t have been more grateful the Keyserling Cancer Center was there, less than 15 minutes from her home.

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Topics: Cancer Care