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

Ervena Faulkner’s Cancer Recovery Story

Posted by Cancer Team on May 3, 2017 2:00:00 PM

When it comes to her health, Ervena Faulkner has always been one to follow doctor’s orders. Each year, she has dutifully gone in for her mammogram at Beaufort Memorial Breast Health Center, and always was happy to learn she had negative results.

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Topics: Cancer Care, Women’s Health

Sophia Vergara's Thyroid Cancer Story

Posted by Cancer Care Team on Jan 11, 2017 10:10:59 AM

A double threat of acting chops and stunning looks have made Sofia Vergara a leading lady in Hollywood. Try not to be charmed by her charisma; it’s impossible.

The Colombian-born actress and model can be serious, however: One of her public roles involves speaking out about a disease whose after effects she manages every day. In 2000, Vergara—almost a decade before landing her laugh-out-loud role as spitfire Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on the ABC sitcom “Modern Family”—was given a serious, real-life diagnosis: thyroid cancer. The butterfly-shaped gland at the base of her neck would have to be removed.

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Topics: Cancer Care

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