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Cancer Clinical Trials at Lexington Medical Center

Dec 17, 2020, 11:54 AM by Allison Sanford
Lexington Medical Center participates in a number of cancer-related clinical trials for patients. Some are through the hospital’s affiliation with Duke Health’s oncology program. The treatments give patients access to a wide variety of treatments with a goal of better outcomes for patients in the Midlands and beyond.

Skin Cancers on Head and Neck

Dec 3, 2020, 4:23 PM by Allison Sanford
Head and neck cancers include lesions on the skin of these parts of the body. The most common types are squamous cell cancer, basal cell cancer and melanoma

HPV Can Lead to Head and Neck Cancers

Nov 3, 2020, 1:20 PM by Allison Sanford
The human papillomavirus is a sexually transmitted disease known to cause cervical cancer in women. But did you know that HPV can also lead to head and neck cancers?

Ask the Doctor: Ovarian Cancer

Sep 23, 2020, 4:28 PM by Allison Sanford
Abdominal bloating. Decreased appetite. Weight loss. Fatigue. They’re vague symptoms that may have a variety of causes. Surprisingly, one of them may be ovarian cancer.

Colon Cancer Increasing in Young Adults

Sep 22, 2020, 4:55 PM by Allison Sanford
The world was shocked by the death of famous actor and South Carolina native Chad Boseman recently. He died of colon cancer at the young age of 43.

Melanoma: What You Need to Know

Sep 18, 2020, 11:21 AM by Allison Sanford
Melanoma is a type of cancer that typically starts in the skin, but rare forms can start in the eyes and mucous membranes, such as inside the nose.

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Disclaimer: This blog is intended for general understanding and education about Lexington Medical Center. Nothing on the blog should be considered or used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Blog visitors with personal health or medical questions should consult their health care provider.