Tag Archives: Cancer

It’s Our Fight, Too

When it comes to treating cancer, Lexington Medical Center believes “It’s Our Fight, Too.” Our multidisciplinary team of clinicians works together to diagnose and treat cancer with state-of-the-art technology. Learn about our cancer program and read the inspiring stories of our patients in this special newspaper section below.

For more information on Lexington Medical Center’s cancer program, visit LexMedCancer.com

Dr. Melanie Seybt Answers Questions about Thyroid Disease

This week, Dr. Melanie Seybt of Lexington ENT & Allergy was a guest on WIS-TV with news anchor Dawndy Mercer Plank to talk about thyroid disease.

In Part One of her guest appearance, she talked about the prevalence of thyroid disease and why it affects so many women. You can heard what she said in the link below.

In Part 2, she answered viewers’ social media questions about thyroid disease.

Want to know more? Dr. Seybt will give a FREE lecture called “Advances in Surgical Management of Thyroid Disease” on Monday, April 28 in the Lexington Medical Park 1 Auditorium on the hospital campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask the doctor questions.

LMC’s Colon Cancer Challenge 2014

Cyclists2Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Each year, more than 2,000 South Carolinians are diagnosed with colon cancer and 800 die from the disease. But it’s also one of the most preventable forms of cancer – and treatable when detected early. Unfortunately, not everyone receives proper screening.

That’s why Lexington Medical Center will host its fifth annual Colon Cancer Challenge bike ride on Saturday, March 29, 2014. All proceeds will go to the LMC Colon Cancer Fund. Hundreds of people participate in the event each year.

“Lexington Medical Center is pleased that the Colon Cancer Challenge helps to provide colonoscopies for people in need in our community,” said Barbara Willm, vice president of Community Relations at Lexington Medical Center.

The Colon Cancer Challenge is set for March 29, 2014. The one-day bicycling event will feature 65-, 50-, 25- and 15- and 5-mile rides. Everything begins and ends at Dutch Fork Middle School, located at 1528 Old Tamah Road in Irmo.

Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. The 65- and 50-mile rides begin at 8:00 a.m; the 25-mile ride at 9:00 a.m; the15-mile ride at 9:30 a.m; and the 5-mile ride at 10:00 a.m. Lunch for bike riders will be served at 11:00 a.m.

60-, 50-, 25- and 15-mile Bike Rides: Early Registration: $35. After March 14: $40. Day of Event: $45. 5-mile Bike Ride: Early Registration: $20. After March 14: $25. Day of Event: $30.

This year’s Colon Cancer Challenge will also be a special tribute to Edwin Hudson, MD, a Lexington Medical Center radiologist and avid bike rider, who was killed in a tragic cycling accident last year.

Learn more and register here.

Here are some colon cancer facts from the American College of Gastroenterology:
· Colon cancer is the only form of cancer that is preventable.
· The best way to screen for colon cancer is a colonoscopy, which is an examination of the large intestine using a lighted tube.
· Colonnoscopy is among the most powerful tools in clinical medicine, because of its excellent potential to identify and permit removal of polyps before they turn into cancer.
· In general, doctors recommend that people undergo a colonoscopy every 10 years beginning at age 50. African-Americans should begin screening at age 45.
· Early detection and intervention can reduce mortality from colon cancer by up to 90%.