March 1, 2019 — The moment people hear their physician say the word
“cancer” they often don’t hear anything else that follows.
They leave their doctor’s office feeling confused about their diagnosis,
frightened by possible treatments and unsure about next steps.
Kenyon M. Meadows, M.D., board-certified radiation oncologist,
Southeast Georgia Health System Cancer Care Centers, has launched a Cancer Care video blog to help educate the community on
cancer-related topics and ease the burden of this stressful time.
During Meadows’ first video blog,
Lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy, viewers will learn about early-stage breast cancer, the choice between
having breast conservation surgery, a lumpectomy or mastectomy, and the
various factors to consider when making that decision.
“The choice between lumpectomy and mastectomy can be complex and
requires a detailed discussion with your doctor,” says Meadows.
“But being aware of your options can help ease some of the fears
that arise from being uncertain. My hope is that people use the video
blog to become better informed patients and caregivers. Additionally,
it gives the community an easy way to reach out to me with any questions
they may have about cancer. Knowledge is power, and I want to empower
my patients with as much knowledge as possible in their fight against
Meadows is an active proponent of educating the community about risk factors
that contribute to cancer, the screenings that can help diagnose cancer
in its earliest stages, and the advanced technology available to treat
various cancers. He regularly presents in-person educational Lunch and
Learn For Your Health lectures at the Golden Isles YMCA and has hosted
several free webinars which are available for the communities’ benefit at
An easy, convenient method of engaging with a local physician, Dr. Meadows’
Cancer Care video blog allows anyone interested in improving their health
or expanding their knowledge of cancer to engage with him from a personal
computer, smart phone or mobile device at any time. They can watch the
video blog, read the transcript, and submit questions, which Meadows replies
to via email. Future video blog topics will discuss PET Scans, cancer
staging, HPV’s influence on throat cancer and life-saving cancer
screenings. To sign up for video blog notifications, visit