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Dr. Meadows' Cancer Care Blog

  • Where Does Cancer Come From: Viruses

    When most people think about viruses, the image that likely comes to mind is that of someone suffering from an infection such as the common cold or the flu. However, we’ve known for decades that viruses can be the principal cause of certain types of cancer. One particularly prominent example is the human papilloma virus, often abbreviated HPV. There are more than 100 different types of HPV ...
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  • Hypofractionation for Breast Cancer

    Hello, I’m Dr. Kenyon Meadows, board-certified radiation oncologist with Southeast Georgia Health System Cancer Care Centers, and I’d like to take a few minutes today to discuss Hypofractionation for breast cancer. For many decades the standard recommendation for women after a lumpectomy to treat breast cancer was six and a half weeks of radiation treatment. While this provides a ...
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  • Bone Metastases

    Dr. Kenyon Meadows here, board-certified radiation oncologist with Southeast Georgia Health System Cancer Care Centers, and today’s video blog topic is bone metastases. When cancer spreads from one part of the body to another, it's called a metastases, and bone metastases is an incredibly common problem I see on a regular basis. This condition can be associated with pain as well as carry ...
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  • Brain Metastases

    Hello, I’m Dr. Kenyon Meadows, board-certified radiation oncologist with Southeast Georgia Health System Cancer Care Centers. Today’s video blog topic is brain metastases. When cancer spreads from one part of the body to another, it's called metastases, and the spread of cancer to the brain is one of the most common conditions I see on a day-to-day basis. Unfortunately, people who ...
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  • Prostate Cancer Gleason Score

    Hello, I’m Dr. Kenyon Meadows, board-certified radiation oncologist with Southeast Georgia Health System Cancer Care Centers, and I’d like to take a few minutes today to discuss Gleason scores. Once a diagnosis of prostate cancer is established, one of the most important pieces of information to consider is your Gleason score. The Gleason is a number score ranging from six to 10, and ...
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  • Life-saving Lung Cancer Screenings

    Hello, I’m Dr. Kenyon Meadows, board-certified radiation oncologist with Southeast Georgia Health System Cancer Care Centers. Today we’re taking a few moments to talk about lung cancer screenings. The purpose of a screening test is to find cancer at an early stage before it causes any symptoms. During stage 1, lung cancer is most treatable and curable. Many of you are familiar with, or ...
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  • Cancer Staging

    Hello, I’m Dr. Kenyon Meadows, board-certified radiation oncologist with Southeast Georgia Health System Cancer Care Centers. Let’s take a couple of minutes to talk about cancer staging. Staging is the process by which your doctors determine how much cancer you have in your body and exactly where it is located. It almost always involves a biopsy, taking a sample of a suspicious area. ...
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  • PET Scans

    Hello, I’m Dr. Kenyon Meadows, board-certified radiation oncologist with Southeast Georgia Health System Cancer Care Centers. When a patient first visits me, prior to scheduling treatment, one of the most useful tests I routinely order is called a PET scan. A PET scan is a type of diagnostic imaging study where a patient is injected with sugar that has low levels of radioactive activity ...
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  • Lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy

    Hello, I’m Dr. Kenyon Meadows, board-certified radiation oncologist with Southeast Georgia Health System Cancer Care Centers, and I’d like to take a few minutes today to discuss breast cancer surgery. In this era of widespread mammography use, most women are diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer and therefore have a choice of the type of surgery they would like to have. The options ...
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  • "Lung Cancer Screening: Is it Right for Me?"

    Topic of Upcoming Lunch and Learn For Your Health Lecture May 2, 2018– By now, most people know that smoking tobacco is the number one risk factor for lung cancer. However, did you know that people who have never smoked could also develop lung cancer? According to the American Cancer Society, at least 80 percent of lung cancer deaths are caused by smoking, and many others are caused by ...
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