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Cancer Resource Center

We work with the American Caner Society and other organization to provide you with the best support, technology. and education. This three tiered approach is how we keep on the cutting edge of cancer treatment.

 
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Dr. McLaurin Opens Cancer Resource Center

With the simple snip of a ribbon, Franklin County gained a new weapon in the on-going struggle against cancer.

Shortly after noon Tuesday, the American Cancer Society opened a Cancer Resource Center, only the second in the eastern portion of the state, within the office of Franklin County Cancer Center on Jolly Street.

The center is owned and operated by Dr. Robert McLaurin who is donating space to the Cancer Society to provide additional resources to those fighting the dreaded disease.

Dr. McLaurin and the ACS are dedicating the resource center in memory of his mother, Dr. Kathleen Spellman McLaurin.

“As many of you know, my mother passed away last year. She lived a long, rich, happy life, full of passion and purpose. She was a physician and a pioneer and a champion of many worthwhile causes,” Dr. McLaurin said.

“She raised five kids with one simple mandate: do the very best that you can do with whatever you have to work with.

“In her last days, as she was drifting away, mostly sleeping, she woke up one day to find her children gathered about the foot of her bed. In her typical feisty fashion she said, ‘Haven’t you got something better to do?’

“It was her way of saying, ‘Life is short; there is no time to waste. Get back to work; you have important things to do!’” Dr. McLaurin said.

“So, this endeavor is my way of honoring her life and her last request, by joining forces with the ACS, and doing something really special for the good people of Franklin County,” he added.

Read the entire article about the opening of the cancer center

 

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The American Caner Society

Where caring and education go hand in hand

At the American Cancer Society, saving lives is our mission. We live out that mission through efforts that range from cancer information services and community events to research, advocacy, and international programs. We believe our work to be of rare importance.
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Fighting Back Against Breast Cancer

Years ago, before there were any cancer specialists in Franklin County, it was not unheard of for a woman to develop an aggressive type of breast cancer, go undiagnosed and die prematurely, if not unnecessarily, of her disease.

Dr. McLaurin and his team of oncology specialists at the Franklin County Cancer Center are working hard to change that. The Franklin County Breast Care Service, which operates within the Franklin County Cancer Center, provides education to physicians and patients alike, so that fewer lives will be lost.

“Early detection and effective treatment of breast cancer saves lives,” says Dr. McLaurin. “If caught early, the prognosis is excellent. Due to continued advances in our knowledge and treatment techniques, most women only need minimally invasive surgery. In the earliest cases, many women don’t even need chemo.”

“Treatment that produces more cures with fewer complications promotes a virtuous cycle. The easier the treatment, the more likely women are to actively participate with their doctors to catch the disease early, which leads to even higher cure rates.”

“Knowledge is power. To a large extent, the war on breast cancer is a battle against ignorance. We aim to provide women with all the knowledge they need,” McLaurin says.

Dr. McLaurin hosts monthly Breast Care Team meetings in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Resource Center, which is located within the Cancer Center. The meetings include regular presentations about the latest information and the newest techniques. The Breast Care Team is bringing a modern approach to the care of cancer patients. The fundamental principle underlying the modern approach is teamwork.

Read the entire article “Fighting Back Against Breast Cancer”

 
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State of the Art Treatment of Prostate Cancer

View our PowerPoint presentation and learn more about the innovations and techniques used by the Franklin County Cancer Center.