Archive for May, 2014

Skin Cancer Awareness Month – Prevention, Signs & Symptoms

Dr. Emily Touloukian joins WBTW News 13 Lauren Hinnant to discuss skin cancer awareness month and important tips for practicing sun safety as well as ways to prevent skin cancer. Some prevention practices that Dr. Touloukian recommends are: Avoid long exposure to intense sunlight and practice sun safety. Seek shade when appropriate. Cover up with clothing, a

Nationwide IV Fluid Shortage Threatens Care

The Nationwide IV fluid shortage continues to be an issue for physicians and nurses at Coastal Cancer Center as well as local hospitals, and other health care facilities across the country. Coastal Cancer Center physician, Dr. Vijay Paudel, discusses how this shortage is affecting patient care and treatment regimens on a daily basis. “The bottom line is that

Oncology Nursing Month 2014

This May is Oncology Nursing Month and a chance to recognize the outstanding contributions of our oncology nurses. Oncology nurses are there for our patients through one of the most challenging times of their lives. They help patients and their loved ones by caring, teaching, listening, and simply being present. Take some time this month to recognize

Brain Cancer: How does it form?

What is Brain Cancer? This month we also focus on the importance of Brain Cancer awareness. According to the National Cancer Institute, there is an estimated 23,380 new cases of brain and other nervous system cancers in the United States in 2014. Brain tumors form when there is a buildup of extra cells that often

Skin Cancer: Why is early detection so important?

This month we are focusing on the awareness of Melanoma and Skin Cancer.  Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer in South Carolina and accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States, with Melanoma being the most serious type of skin cancer.  Melanoma will account for more than