Alala: A Valuable Resource in the War Against Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness pink ribbon

Breast cancer can be exhausting, and the toll of navigating the ins and outs of what insurance may or may not cover can overwhelm patients to a point where they may miss out on resources available to them. Alala is here to help. Pronounced a-lay-la, it’s a Greek war cry that embodies the company’s objective … Read more

Holistic Approaches to Fighting Cancer: Reducing Anxiety

A cancer patient focusing on reducing her anxiety

When Raquel first began intensive cancer treatment, she wanted to focus all her energy on her treatment, but she quickly found herself facing a side effect she didn’t expect. “My anxiety was as real and tangible as nausea and tiredness. Focusing on my breath slowed my fearful thoughts and distracted me from physical pain often. … Read more

State-Of-The-Art Care For Patients With Head And Neck Cancer

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With tears of thankfulness and surprise, 32-year-old Sarah Pieper and her family were recently treated to a red-carpet celebration and caregiver reunion at Trident Medical Center. For the mother of three, which includes her healthy infant son, the day was in doubt seven months earlier. It was at that time she was eight weeks pregnant … Read more

An Ovarian Cancer Story

A group of women and a baby

Most people don’t live to see their legacy. However, some people get a peek, even if they don’t know it. Such was the case with Barbara Mowery. The mother, wife and beloved school administrator witnessed her school community uplift her and her family as she fought ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is rough. According to the … Read more

Common Skin Cancer Warning Signs

Skin cancer warning signs

As summer officially arrives in the Lowcountry and families spend more time outdoors, cumulative exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can heighten a person’s risk of developing skin cancer. Recognizing the warning signs can help with diagnosis and treatment of this malady. John Maize Jr., M.D., of Trident Dermatology, said the three most common skin … Read more

Cancer during Pregnancy

A pregnant cancer patient with her husband.

Pregnancy is a time when a woman takes extraordinary precautions to protect her body and that of her developing child. She willingly forgoes sushi, deli sandwiches, charcuterie and wine. She walks, takes up yoga or swims to stay strong. She sleeps. Her body is a temple. And while regular visits to the OB/GYN are part … Read more