Cancer

Trident Health Focuses on Radiation Safety

“We’ve developed a a collaborative approach to monitor and document radiation doses and to follow up with patients accordingly.” Lisa Mowry, Radiation Safety Officer, Trident Health While new technologies offer many advantages in pinpointing and diagnosing medical problems, Trident Health is taking extra steps to prevent patients from receiving too much radiation as a resul ...

Trident Cancer Center Receives Full Accreditation From Commission on Cancer

North Charleston, S.C./ February 15, 2012 –The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the Cancer Program at Trident Cancer Center.           A facility receives a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation following an on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor. Tr ...

Breast Cancer Isn’t Just An October Disease

With more than 230,000 cases of invasive breast cancer expected to be diagnosed in 2011, it’s important for women to stay informed and take steps to detect the disease early.  First, consider your risk factors, says Trident Health System internist Rica Santiago, MD, with LowCountry Internal Medicine in North Charleston. In general, a woman whose mother or sister has had breast cancer at ...

Trident Launches New Lung Cancer Screening

THS is the Only Hospital in the Lowcountry Offering this Early Detection Opportunity   North Charleston, S.C. / October 20, 2011- Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States for both men and women. The disease claims more lives each year than colon, prostate, ovarian, lymph and breast cancers combined. A simple screening could be the difference between early detectio ...

First Class Cancer Care

Education and Support for Patients and Families Meet others who truly understand. •    The Breast Cancer Support Group is open to women ?who have been diagnosed with breast, ovarian or ?cervical cancer. •    A Caregiver Support Group is available for spouses, siblings, children, parents or friends of cancer patients. •    “I Can Cope,” an education ...

Prostate Surgery With Fast Recovery

The da Vinci® Surgical System recently introduced at Trident Medical Center  gives patients a powerful new weapon in the fight against prostate cancer. Significant advantages made possible by use of the da Vinci robotic system are making this technology an increasingly popular option for treatment of prostate cancer through removal of the prostate gland and some surrounding tissue. In the pas ...

Trident to host 'I Can Cope' support group

August 15, 2008; Charleston, SC: One out of every two men and one out of every three women will develop cancer in his or her lifetime. Trident Medical Center will be hosting an I Can Cope support group in partnership with the American Cancer Society on Tuesday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Trident Cancer Center. Dr. Charles Holladay, oncologist with Charleston Cancer Center, will be presenting a ...

Coping with cancer

Few diagnoses are more devastating than being told you have cancer. But once you get past the initial shock, how do you cope? One out of every two men and one out of every three women will develop cancer in his or her lifetime. This means either you or someone you love will likely one day be confronted by the disease. Ways to DealThe following are a few steps to help you cope when you are first di ...

You are what you eat

This old cliché reminds us that our diet impacts our body-inside & out- in a major way.Every part of us is made from nutrients, the building blocks in our foods, including: the brain, heart, skin, blood, eyes, muscles and all other body parts.Our food also impacts how our body functions, our energy level, mood, sleep, digestion, metabolism, immune system, hormones, just to name a few. &nb ...

Take tip from calendar, get screened for cancer

Have you ever you wondered why you don’t spend more time enjoying your surroundings?  When was the last time you took a tour of an historic home, walked through beautiful Azalea Park in Summerville, drove out to Mepkin Abbey in Moncks Corner, or simply took a stroll on the beach?  It is so easy to fall into a predictable pattern of daily living.  Unfortunately, at times this can mea ...