Advanced and experienced hematology and cancer care.
Advanced and experienced hematology and cancer care.

Enjoy a complimentary workshop for Patients & Families on healthy eating and nutrition. Patients will understand the importance of a healthy diet and how it affects a patients treatment When: Tuesday, October 22 – 6:00 – 7:00 pm Where: Oncology Specialists of Charlotte 2630 East 7th Street A light dinner will be provided RSVP! to […]

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“G-BOMBS”[1] is an acronym that can be used to help you remember 6 cancer-fighting foods: G – Greens Greens are high in micro-nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. In fact, they are the most nutrient-dense of all foods. Unfortunately, leafy greens are not a large part of the American diet. Spinach, lettuce, kale, ollards, and even cruciferous […]

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Receiving a cancer diagnosis is often a scary and daunting moment. Most patients have a lot of questions regarding the details of the diagnosis and which treatment options to move forward with. Given the seriousness of a cancer diagnosis, many patients decide to seek a second opinion. A second opinion can help you in the […]

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Immunotherapy is a specific type of cancer treatment which enhances the body’s natural defenses against cancer. There are several different types of immunotherapy treatment: Adoptive Cell Transfer Therapy (ACT) ACT is a type of immunotherapy which helps the body fight disease through the presence of T-Cells. T-cells are lymphocytes which play an integral role in […]

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Colorectal Cancer in Younger Populations A new study conducted by the American Cancer Society reports increasing levels of colorectal cancer in younger populations. The study determined that from the mid-1980s through 2013, rates of colorectal cancer decreased in adults age 55 years and older, while increasing by 2.4% per year in adults age 20–29 years […]

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Genomic testing is a critical component of determining how to treat a patient that has been diagnosed with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). Since certain treatments are more effective in treating tumors with specific mutations, molecular profiling of tumors (genomic testing) is beneficial in determining the best options for therapy. Genomic testing involves identifying biomarkers […]

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Justin Favaro, MD, Ph.D., Oncology Specialists of Charlotte, PA Immunotherapy is by no means new to the world of cancer treatment. In fact, it was first discovered in 1891 by Dr. William B. Coley, who injected killed bacteria into tumors and realized a reduction in the tumor size.  Fast forward to 2019, and multiple Immunotherapy […]

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Approximately 1 in 5 women with breast cancer have HER2+ (Human Epidermal growth factor Receptor 2-positive) breast cancer. For women with HER2+ breast cancer, Herceptin (generic name: Trastuzumab) can be used as a form of treatment. The HER2 gene is present in all human cells and it is responsible for the division and growth of […]

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Many patients facing chemotherapy treatments are daunted by the thought of losing their hair. Hair-loss (alopecia), especially for women, can significantly impact a patient’s self-esteem during an already overwhelming time. Fortunately, there are advanced technologies which offer solutions to chemotherapy-induced alopecia. The DigniCap® Scalp Cooling System is an FDA-cleared device clinically proven to reduce hair […]

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By: Stephen Fogg 1. Cost to You Patients are likely to pay more for routine health care if their doctor is employed by a hospital. Hospitals increasingly redirect services away from a physician’s office towards higher cost facilities such as Regional Medical Centers. 2. Quality Time with Your Doctor Typically, Independent Doctors don’t have daily […]

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