According to experts, those with a family history of breast cancer should begin mammograms 10 years younger than the age their youngest relative was when diagnosed with breast cancer (or at age 40 — which ever comes first). But is that enough?
The MUSC High Risk Breast Evaluation Program provides a specialized clinic for people at increased risk for developing breast cancer. Patients . . . → Read More: MUSC’s High Risk Breast Evaluation Program Offers Hope
In 2011 MUSC patient Jimi Beauston was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a progressive lung disease. Within a year, he was home-bound and tethered to oxygen 24 hours a day. Lung transplantation is the only treatment available for patients with severe IPF. In July 2012, Jimi had a double lung transplant at MUSC, the only . . . → Read More: Double Lung Transplant Musician Singing Again
May is Melanoma Awareness Month – the perfect time to brush up on your knowledge of this deadly form of skin cancer.
Did You Know?
In 2013, 76,690 Americans will be diagnosed with melanoma
New diagnoses of melanoma are on the rise and the rates in South Carolina are higher than the national average
Every time your skin tans or burns, its cells . . . → Read More: May is Melanoma Awareness Month
Ninety percent of people with oral cancer use tobacco in one form or another (cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco or snuff). About 80% use alcohol frequently. The good news is that oral cancer is largely preventable – and if detected early, highly treatable. The best way to prevent this form of cancer is to stop use . . . → Read More: Oral, Head & Neck Cancer – Get the Facts