Larry Wolfe says while he underwent weeks of chemotherapy and radiation for both bouts with prostate cancer, he says the hormone therapy, which produced hot flashes, was the worst part of his treatments.
Head and neck cancers are less common than the more common cancers such as breast, prostate, and lung cancers. The number of cases, however, is increasing because of more cases of HPV, the most common sexually transmitted infection.
Hiccups and heartburn were warning signs of esophageal cancer for Seneca Ottey. His daughter, a Wilmington pharmacist, is now on a mission to educate people about the rare cancer that claimed her father's life.
It's a cancer that doesn't get much attention. There are no races for a cure—no annual luncheons like the ones held for breast cancer. Oncologists say that's unfortunate because cervical cancer is one cancer that can be prevented with the HPV vaccine.
New Hanover Regional Medical Center has a relatively new program that expedites the plan of care process for newly diagnosed patients. Instead of visiting a series of doctors prior to coming up with a treatment plan, they are referred to the lung program at the Zimmer Cancer Center.
Lyndsey Manley knows what it's like to watch a child die from cancer. Now, Lyndsey and her husband, Chris, have started an organization called the Buttercup Foundation to help parents traveling the same journey.
There is good news to report in the fight against cancer. The number of cancer survivors is increasing. The number of people living beyond a cancer diagnosis reached nearly 14.5 million in 2014 and is expected to rise to almost 19 million by 2024.
The North Carolina Medical Society Foundation is working to address the opioid epidemic with a new pilot treatment program in five rural North Carolina counties including Brunswick and Pender counties.