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One Physician’s Inspired Fight Against Hodgkin’s Disease

May 12, 2017

Over a decade ago, while she was in medical school, a dear friend of Dr. Vershalee Shukla was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease. While supporting her friend during a course of radiation therapy, Dr. Shukla was inspired to specialize in Radiation Oncology.

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Feeling Stressed? Try this Relaxation Technique

May 10, 2017

If you're a cancer patient or caregiver, this may be one of the most stressful times of your life. But Board Certified Radiation Oncologist and Integrative Oncologist Dr. Brian Lawenda says keeping your stress levels down is key to fighting the disease and feeling your best.

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How to Express Empathy After a Loved One Has Received a Cancer Diagnosis

April 14, 2017

If your loved one or friend has been diagnosed with cancer, it’s important to try to genuinely understand their feelings even while processing your own. Learn how to relate to those that you love that are going through a difficult situation.

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Feeling Lucky? A Proactive Approach to Cancer is a Better Bet

March 17, 2017

Luck is the common theme associated with St. Patrick’s Day, but don't leave your health up to luck. Being proactive with health screenings is important to catch any anomalies early.

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7 Things to Keep in Mind When You Have Cancer

March 08, 2017

Having a positive mindset may be one of the most beneficial things you can do for yourself after a cancer diagnosis. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, always remember these 7 things.

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5 Surprising Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Getting Cancer

February 17, 2017

You probably already know that you can reduce your risk of getting cancer by eating healthy, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, getting plenty of sleep, and eliminating tobacco, but these lesser known cancer prevention tips may surprise you.

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Innovative One-Step Chemotherapy Treatment Now Available in Southwest Florida

January 12, 2017

A new chemotherapy treatment that is applied during surgery is now available in Southwest Florida. Called Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC), the treatment is a highly concentrated, heated chemotherapy treatment designed to remove cancer cells from the abdominal area during surgery.

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Our Delmarva, Maryland Team Won the "Best Campsite" Award from the Worcester County Relay for Life

July 01, 2016

Our treatment team in Delmarva, Maryland won the "Best Campsite" award from the American Cancer Society at the Worcester County Relay for Life. The team won the award because of their presentation of the team, their table and fundraising efforts during the event where they sold baked goods.

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Bold & Beautiful – Wigs for Cancer, recognizes Dr. Patrick Francke and Carolina Regional Cancer Center

May 26, 2016

Marlisa Small, Founder and Director of Bold & Beautiful – Wigs for Cancer, recognizes Dr. Patrick Francke and Carolina Regional Cancer Center for their sponsorship and participation in the 2015 Annual Fundraising Event.

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Testicular Cancer Self-Exam

April 25, 2016

An estimated 8,700 cases of testicular cancer will be diagnosed this year. The average age of diagnosis is 33, but it is may be diagnosed in children, teenagers and men over the age of 55. Testicular cancers can be found at an early stage if men recognize symptoms and seek medical attention. Unfortunately, the symptoms often go unnoticed until after the cancer has spread.

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Cervical Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

January 25, 2016

This year, an estimated 12,900 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer, and 4,100 patients will die from the disease. Physicians agree that the key to beating cervical cancer is prevention and early detection. In fact, when detected early, it is one of the most successfully treatable cancers.

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Cervical Cancer Symptoms Women Should Not Ignore

January 07, 2016

Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women worldwide. This year, 12,900 American women will be diagnosed, and 4,100 women will die from the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control. As part of January’s Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, 21st Century Oncology wants to raise awareness about this often silent but deadly disease. As with all cancers, prevention and early detection is key to successful treatment.

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