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A diagnosis nobody wants to hear

If you or a loved one receives a cancer diagnosis, life immediately changes. The disease consumes your thoughts. The fight takes a toll on your body and your emotions.

At Palmetto General Hospital, we are dedicated to providing you with the medical technology and emotional support necessary during this difficult time. Our team of medical specialists, surgeons, and radiation oncologists creates a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your best possible outcome.

As one of the leading cancer programs in the area, we offer a comprehensive approach to helping patients and families face the challenges of cancer.

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Cancer Conditions

More than 1 million Americans receive a cancer diagnosis every year. For each one of them, the road from diagnosis through treatment will be a challenging one, during which they’ll have to rely on their doctors, friend and family, and the nurses providing care every day.

While many think of cancer as just one disease, there are actually over 100 different types of cancer, and they affect different parts of the body. At Palmetto, we treat cancer in different parts of the body, including:

  • Brain Tumors
  • Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Bone Cancer

Cancer Treatments

Your cancer diagnosis is personal and your treatment should be too. When you and your doctor decide on the best plan of attack for your particular cancer, we serve as your partner every step of the way. Our treatments and medical expertise allow you to pursue the plan that works for your particular situation.

Early detection is crucial

As with many illnesses, the prospects of recovery greatly improve with early detection of the cancer. It’s never too early to start seeing a primary care doctor for regular checkups and screenings.

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We are creating the basic infrastructure to fulfill the goal of creating a world class center for surgical oncology

- Dr. Adrian Legaspi

Dr. Legaspi's Surgical Oncology Story

Dr. Adrian Legaspi took on a big project soon after joining Palmetto General Hospital. In a matter of months he was in the midst of creating a world class surgical oncology center.

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