Beaufort Memorial’s Living Well Blog brings health and wellness to Lowcountry living.

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

The Truth About Mammograms

Posted by Women's Health Team on Aug 23, 2016 1:19:00 PM

No matter how many “40 is the new 20” articles you read, there’s one aspect of turning 40 you can’t ignore. And that’s your first mammogram.

Whether you’ve already started these lifesaving screenings or not, it’s likely that you’ve heard a lot about them­—and have picked up some misinformation along the way.

Read on to test your mammography smarts.

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Topics: Cancer Care, Women’s Health

Save Your Skin

Posted by Living Well Team on Jul 18, 2016 11:55:01 AM

Whether you’re on a boat, at the beach or just hanging out in the sun, it doesn’t take long for your skin to burn if you’re not properly protected.

“One blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence more than doubles a person’s chance of developing melanoma in his or her lifetime,” says Vickie Reynolds, a nurse practitioner at Beaufort Memorial Harrison Peeples Health Care Center in Hampton County. “Still, a Skin Cancer Foundation poll found 52 percent of respondents admitted getting sunburned at least once a year.”

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Topics: Cancer Care, Wellness

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