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For more than 35 years, Ken Dixon, M.D., FACS, a surgeon with Surgical Oncology of Northeast Georgia, has treated cancer patients in his practice located in Gainesville, Ga. After a lifetime taking care of cancer patients, and telling a patient or a family member ‘there is nothing left to do’ Dr. Dixon began a journey to do more. Hear more of Dr. Dixon’s thoughts directly from him from this blog.

How SpeciCare Can Help Treat Melanoma

Melanoma tissue should be collected, frozen, and saved for potential future diagnosis and therapy, if the melanoma is advanced, recurrent, or metastatic.  Frozen tissues provide the best specimen to enable the search for either the mutations that drive the cancer or...

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Cancer Screening: How Often Should You Do It?

Cancer screening is an essential step in early cancer detection and can provide patients with one of the most critical aspects of treatment – time. When to get screened for cancer depends on a multitude of factors, including age, the type of cancer, personal health...

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4 Things to Discuss with Your Doctor About Cancer Screening

The rate of cancer deaths has been steadily declining in the U.S. over the past thirty years. Today, the risk of cancer death is 33% lower than it was in 1991. There are a lot of reasons for this decline. Research has led to more effective treatments. Smoking rates...

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How to Talk to Your Doctor About Precision Healthcare

If you or a loved one has recently received a cancer diagnosis, you’re most likely having regular conversations with your medical team on treatment options, such as chemo, radiation, or even surgery, and the next steps. Often, cancer treatments are based on what works...

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Eisenhower’s Warning

On January 17, 1961, Dwight Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States gave his Farewell Address. This remarkable 16 minute speech is now known as his warning against the Military Industrial Complex. However, as he stated in his speech, this was the first of...

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