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Summer Is Coming

The weather is heating up here in Charleston and as you know some precautions should be made if you are undergoing Chemotherapy. Patients undergoing treatment are more susceptible to heat related problems than the average person. Make every effort to stay cool, and understand that the combination of sunlight, heat, and medications may cause photo [...]

By | April 20th, 2018|Categories: Cancer News|Comments Off on Summer Is Coming

April Cancer Awareness

April has several diagnoses for its awareness month. We have Oral, Head and Neck, Esophageal, and Testicular Cancer. Here are some facts on all 3 to be aware of! Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Cancer Facts – Oral cavity (includes the lips, tongue and the inside of your mouth). Pharynx (the hollow tube behind your nose [...]

By | April 6th, 2018|Categories: Cancer News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on April Cancer Awareness

Managing Stress

Getting Diagnosed or going through your cancer Journey can be stressful. Here are a few tips from ASCO on on ways to cope with and reduce stress. Tips for reducing stress “Stressors” are sources of stress. Some stressors are predictable and, therefore, sometimes avoidable. You can often lower the amount of stress in your [...]

By | March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Cancer News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Managing Stress

Colon Cancer Awareness

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month! If you or a Loved one has recently been diagnosed, please call us here at CHOA to schedule an appointment. 843-577-6957. There is also a free screening at Roper St. Francis this month if you are interested. Through the Hank and Laurel Greer Colorectal Cancer Program they are offering [...]

By | March 9th, 2018|Categories: Cancer News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Colon Cancer Awareness

Allergy Season is coming

Allergy Season is coming up right in the middle of Flu season. Here are some tips from on surviving this Allergy Season. Determine if it's really allergies. The sudden swing from cool to warm weather can make it hard to tell an allergic reaction from a cold or virus, particularly if you don't usually get seasonal [...]

By | February 19th, 2018|Categories: Cancer News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Allergy Season is coming

Flu Prevention

Flu Season is in Full Force. Below are a few tips from the CDC to help us during these Vulnerable months! See us here at CHOA if you still need to get your flu shot.

By | February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Cancer News|Tags: |Comments Off on Flu Prevention

7 Worthy Warriors

Charleston Hematology Oncology Associates is sponsoring 7 Worthy Warriors again this Holiday Season. We have selected 7 VERY deserving cancer patients & their families, to help with their Christmas this year. For some, this will be their last Christmas. A few patients are very young with small children. 100% of the gifts collected and proceeds [...]

By | November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Cancer News|Tags: , |Comments Off on 7 Worthy Warriors

November- National Caregiver Month

November is National Caregiver Month! It is a time when we can recognize our caregivers and family members that go above and beyond for our Patients here at Charleston Hematology Oncology Associates. Celebrating Family Caregivers during NFC month enables all of us to: Raise awareness of family caregiver issues Celebrate the efforts of family caregivers [...]

By | November 7th, 2017|Categories: Cancer News|Tags: , |Comments Off on November- National Caregiver Month

Liver Cancer Awareness

October is also Liver Cancer Awareness! The American Cancer Society’s estimates for primary liver cancer and intrahepatic bile duct cancer in the United States for 2017 are: About 40,710 new cases (29,200 in men and 11,510 in women) will be diagnosed About 28,920 people (19,610 men and 9,310 women) will die of these cancers Liver [...]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Here are some common terms used with regards to the diagnosis is breast cancer. Benign: When something is not cancer. BRCA-1 and BRCA-2: These two types of breast cancer susceptibility genes usually "help protect you from getting cancer," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains. "But when [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Cancer News|Tags: , |Comments Off on October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month