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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.

Out of Many, One

Many remember learning Latin in school. In fact, I am old enough to have taken Latin as a school subject for two years in high school. Therefore, I know that “e” means “out of”. And “unum” means “one.” And “pluribus” means “many”. So, if you look on the back of that...

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Why SpeciCare?

Why should any cancer patient question the “standard of care?”  The standard of care is the thoroughly vetted and accepted way of providing cancer care.  Most of the time, it provides the best opportunities for cure and survival.  And, if this is so, is it not the...

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Our Part of the Human Condition

This past Tuesday evening, I attended the nursing pinning ceremony for Shelia Thomas, who worked with me for the past fifteen years as a CNA before going back to nursing school. At her ceremony, the main speaker played a powerful four minute video created by the...

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Too Late

One of the things I do as an oncologist is take care of a lot of patients with advanced cancer of the colon and rectum.  Many of these patients who have metastatic cancer go through surgeries and chemotherapies.  Many do well and survive, but a significant number...

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Alternative cancer treatment and SpeciCare

Alternative cancer treatments mean, to some, over-the-counter herbs and vitamins.  But these are not real alternatives to the solid standard of care cancer care available today.  Cancer care, as practiced by our highly trained community of cancer doctors and nurses,...

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Alternative vs standard of care cancer treatments

Each year in the United States we lose more than one out of every three patients who has cancer.  That adds up to 600,000 lives ended too early in the U.S. every year. Standard therapies have evolved since modern cancer surgery got its start around 1880, radiation...

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