Tag Archives: cancer treatment

Addressing Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is one of the most deadly cancers in America, but also the one of the most treatable when detected early. Unfortunately, the number of people in their 20s and 30s diagnosed with colon cancer is increasing. And, each year, 2,000 South Carolinians are diagnosed with colon cancer, and 800 die from the disease.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. In this WLTX interview, Dr. Edward Jakubs of Southern Surgical Group talks about risk factors, prevention and screening.

For more information about Dr. Jakubs and Southern Surgical Group, visit SouthernSurgicalGroup.com.

Understanding Breast Cancer Surgery

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer at Lexington Medical Center. In fact, statistics show 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

Thankfully, researchers and clinicians have learned a lot about the best ways to treat breast cancer and save lives. That includes knowing more about the best surgery methods. A generation ago, every woman with breast cancer received a double mastectomy. Today, surgeons have realized that less may be more – and it’s possible in some cases to perform a lumpectomy or use other treatment methods instead of a mastectomy.

Each month, WLTX hosts a segment called “Buddy Call.” It’s designed for women to remember to call a friend and remind her to perform a monthly self-breast exam. They also feature a patient or doctor. This month, they came to visit Dr. Richard Webb of Lexington Surgical Associates.

Celebrating its 28th anniversary this year, Lexington Medical Center’s cancer program is affiliated with Duke Health to provide state-of-the-art cancer care for cancer patients in our community. The hospital has treated more 5,000 women in the last 15 years, with a breast program accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and the American College of Radiology (ACR). Lexington Medical Center’s cancer program also has accreditation with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.


For more information on cancer services at Lexington Medical Center, visit LexMed.com/Cancer.

Our New Cancer Commercial

We are pleased to present our new Lexington Medical Cancer Center commercial. Affiliated with Duke Health, our hospital’s cancer program provides comprehensive care among a variety of specialties with state-of-the-art technology and unsurpassed compassion. If you have cancer, we believe “It’s Our Fight, Too.”


#ItsOurFightToo