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Posted: Dec 1, 2020

Lung Cancer Screening: What to Expect

With SMH Pulmonologist Joseph Seaman, MD, & Radiologist Heitor Okanobo, MD

Did you know there’s a screening test that can detect lung cancer, even before symptoms appear? Find out why low-dose CT lung cancer screening is a game-changer, who should get screened and what they can expect.

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Posted: Nov 3, 2020

Oncologist Talks ‘Holy Grail’ of Cancer Treatment

By SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

In the ongoing fight against cancer, immunotherapy has emerged as a promising alternative to surgery and chemotherapy, utilizing the patient’s immune system to provide effective cancer treatment without burdensome side effects. Learn more about it in this blog post with Dr. Kevin Koehler, a medical oncologist at Sarasota Memorial.

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Posted: Oct 20, 2020

Breast Density: Why It Matters

Written by SMH Public Information Officer Kim Savage

Do you know how dense your breasts are? If you’re a woman age 40 or older, you should. Breast density is an extremely important factor to consider when screening for breast cancer and can influence decisions you make when scheduling your annual mammogram. 

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Posted: Oct 13, 2020

How to Help a Loved One with Cancer

Written by SMH Oncology Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

When someone you care about is living with cancer, it’s natural to want to help and support them. But unless you’ve traveled that road yourself, you may be unsure how to help — or even what to say. Here are some ways you can help and be there for your loved one dealing with cancer.

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Posted: Oct 6, 2020

Yearly Mammograms Save Lives in Women 40 & Up

Written by SMH Copywriter Phil Lederer

Breast cancer is the deadliest form of cancer among women worldwide. But a 15-minute mammogram can help detect breast cancer early, at its most treatable stage. Find out who should get a screening mammogram and when in this blog post.

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