Doctors answer your questions about cancer, other serious conditions

Confused about cancer? Have a question about strokes or heart attacks? Below are some frequently asked questions to help you understand a little bit better what you may be going through. If you can't find the information you are looking for, click here to submit your question, and we'll have a doctor respond and post it to this page.

What is Cancer?

Cancer comes from out-of-control cells. Cells look like tiny tiny pieces, so tiny that you can’t even see them without special equipment. When some of the cells in the start to grow out of control, they can crowd out normal cells. This is called cancer.


Will I get cancer too?

Cancer is not contagious!

Why can’t you me play with me?

When you are going through cancer treatment there are often times you are feeling ill and tired after chemo, radiation and surgery may only last for a few days but try watching a movie or listening to music.

What is chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is special medicine that kills cancer cells.

What is Radiation?

Radiation is the use of invisible energy to kill cancer cells.

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Savannah, GA 31405

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Savannah, GA 31419

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Savannah, GA 31405