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After your cancer diagnosis, your primary care physician will begin discussing your cancer treatment plan with you and your family. At SERO, we specialize in radiation therapy, a localized, highly…
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Cancer treatment plans ensure that your entire cancer team understands the patient’s cancer, treatments, symptoms, and goals. SERO covers what your plan should include.
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A cancer diagnosis changes your life. Depending on the type of cancer, treatments may include chemotherapy, bone marrow transplants, surgery, immunotherapy and radiation therapy, or a multidisciplinary…
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At SERO, our number-one priority is patient care. As part of our mission to bring our patients the best physicians and providers, we’re happy to introduce Holly Davis, FNP-C. Family nurse practitioner…
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At SERO, we’re focused on building a team of physicians and providers who have a breadth of knowledge that will ensure you’re getting the best possible treatment. To that end, we’d like to introduce…
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At SERO, we pride ourselves on the exceptional service that we provide our patients, which makes our newest Physician Assistant, London Vaughn, a natural fit for our team. SERO is happy to introduce…
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At SERO, our experienced professionals strive to add the very best providers to our team. As part of this mission, we welcome family nurse practitioner Claire Wittlinger to the SERO team. Nurse Practitioner…
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Including the top 5 ingredients to a healthy diet during radiation therapy is a recipe for a swift recovery with fewer side effects. Radiation therapy can change how a patient’s body accepts certain foods and uses nutrients. Each radiation therapy patient reacts differently to treatment.
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At SERO, we know that our ability to deliver premium care hinges on the personal relationships we develop with each patient. We pride ourselves on the ease with which we get to know patients and their…
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Learn more about Dr. Bradley McCall and the other compassionate radiation oncologists at SERO, Charlotte’s leading provider of radiation cancer treatment.
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A cancer diagnosis can feel like a long road with countless forks in its path, each one presenting a difficult decision you must make. One of these difficult decisions is who to tell about your cancer…
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At SERO, we are committed to fostering meaningful relationships between patients and providers. Connecting on a deeper level allows our physicians to deliver exceptional and personalized care. To…
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Since 1977, SERO’s compassionate medical professionals have provided high-quality care to the Charlotte metro area. This month, advanced practice provider Jennifer Smith joins the team, bringing more…
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Radiation oncology is rooted in trust. When cancer patients seek treatment at SERO, they are placing their lives in the hands of our dedicated medical professionals. We do not take that lightly. To…
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Outside of skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the US. The likelihood of developing prostate cancer increases with age, and some 60% of cases are found in men 65 and above.…
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In men, prostate cancer affects the prostate gland that produces seminal fluid, which nourishes sperm. The blood vessels and nerves surrounding the prostate are very sensitive and therefore respond…
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Radiation is one of the best treatments we have in fighting and curing cancer. While modern radiation treatments have fewer side effects than their predecessors, treatments may still irritate the…
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A cancer diagnosis does not just affect the patient. Spouses, children, parents, siblings, friends, and other loved ones may all be called upon to help. A cancer caregiver is someone who helps a person…
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SERO reviews the four stages of prostate cancer and the staging systems used to identify the progression of prostate cancer.
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Navigating the costs of cancer on top of the disease itself may seem overwhelming. If you are dealing with a cancer diagnosis, you may prefer to ask a friend or family member to make decisions regarding the financial side of your treatment.
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Sunburns are dangerous ailments. They aren't just painful, peeling, itchy, unsightly blemishes—they also increase your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly in children, who may be twice as likely to develop melanoma if they get even a single blistering sunburn. When sunburns do occur, however, take the steps necessary to reduce the pain and alleviate the damage. Sunburns are sneaky—they start with a tell-tale tingling or feeling of tightness in the skin during the initial exposure, followed by a slow reddening, but may take 4–6 hours to fully develop.
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Radiation therapy is a safe, effective, and non-invasive treatment option for non-melanoma skin cancer, including basal and squamous cell carcinoma. Surgery is the most common treatment option for non-melanoma skin cancer, particularly for minor, early-stage cases. Radiation, however, provides an excellent option as an alternative to surgery in many cases, as well as optimizing the effectiveness of skin cancer treatment when paired with surgery as an adjunct therapy.
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Harmful UV rays pose a significant threat to the health of our skin. Sunburns, premature aging, and skin cancer are all common side effects of frequent exposure to the sun. It's simple to protect yourself from these dangers—apply sunscreen, don't use tanning beds, wear protective clothing, and stay out of the sun when possible, especially during the middle of the day. By making these activities a part of your daily routine, you can maintain healthy skin and avoid skin cancer. Download and print the infographic below, put it on the refrigerator, and keep yourself safe from the sun!
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While sunburns are painful and unsightly, they are far from the most dangerous aspect of UV radiation. After the sunburn fades, severe UV radiation damage and/or long-term sun exposure can alter our DNA and cause us to develop skin cancer.
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At SERO, our providers see patients as more than a diagnosis. Our physicians see you for who you are—an individual with unique passions—and they want to help you recover and return to those interests. By…
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Healthy cells turn cancerous when they experience a genetic change that causes the cell to become immortal. Instead of undergoing regular cellular death, the immortal cell continues to live, but no…
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Step-by-step guide to performing a skin cancer self-exam. Protecting yourself against harmful UV radiation from the sun and tanning beds is the most important step to preventing skin cancer. The second most important step is monitoring your body to detect signs and symptoms of skin cancer early—when it is least dangerous and easiest to treat and cure.
https://treatcancer.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Brain_met.jpg 739 630 admin https://treatcancer.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/logo-base.png admin2019-11-26 22:14:052021-07-27 17:28:09What You Need to Know About Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Its Impact on Brain Tumor Treatment
Brain and nervous system cancers will cost the lives of 17,760 people in 2019, according to predictions by the National Cancer Institute. Unfortunately, more than 23,000 people will receive a new brain…
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Cancer is a devastating diagnosis, affecting approximately 14 million new people per year per the National Library of Medicine. As technology and research has advanced, the possibility of survival has…
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Cancer and life-changing diagnoses requiring radiotherapy are terrifying. The sudden jolt of uncertainty is overwhelming, and the chaos of treatment leads to even higher levels of stress. While radiotherapy…
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The Levine Cancer Institute, working hand in hand with Southeast Radiation Oncology Group, provides comprehensive care with a focus on empowering and educating patients . With this purpose, Dr. Sharp…
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SERO Offers the SpaceOAR System for Prostate Cancer Treatment Written by: SERO Staff Prostate cancer has a high survival rate, but seeking treatment is not always an easy decision to make when it comes…
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Dr. Heinzerling Presents His Research at the OncLive State of the Science Summit Written by: SERO Staff Dr. Heinzerling presented on the topic of Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer at the OncLive…
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Immunotherapy refers to a type of cancer treatment that attempts to stimulate the body's immune system to attack and kill cancer cells. The immune system is the body's natural defense against germs and disease. The main components of the immune system are the organs, tissues, and fluids that make up the lymph system—including white blood cells. White blood cells, such as T cells, are the substances that actually attack and kill germs or other unhealthy substances, such as cancer cells.