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Voted Best Cancer Center - Carolina Forest Chronicle Aug 5th, 2019

Coastal Cancer Center has been voted best cancer center by the Carolina Forest Chronicle Reader's Choice Awards for 2019

Voted Best Cancer Center - North Strand News Reader's Choice Awards Aug 5th, 2019

Voted Best Cancer Center - North Strand News Reader's Choice Awards 2019

Stephanie Hightower, FNP-BC Discusses Combatting Fatigue May 21st, 2019

Fatigue is defined as “weariness or exhaustion from labor, exertion, or stress” (1).   It is a common part of life, but can also be a symptom of an illness, such as cancer, and/or a side effect from treatments, including chemotherapy.  There are many ways to help decrease fatigue.  In this...

Megan Steljes, FNP-C with Coastal Cancer Center discusses skin cancer prevention. Apr 9th, 2019

Skin Cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the United States and they are increasing every year.  The major risk factor for development of skin cancers is ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure.  Preventive measures that decrease exposure to UV radiation and early detection of skin cancers are vital in decreasing mortality...

Jaenell L. Ditsious, FNP-C with Coastal Cancer Center explains "Chemo Brain" Mar 5th, 2019

We often hear from patients receiving chemotherapy that they have trouble with concentration, feel disorganized or have short term memory problems.  All of these symptoms have been documented and research is currently being done to explain and understand why these memory changes take place.  The common term for these symptoms...

Voted Best Cancer Center Feb 19th, 2019

Coastal Cancer Center has been voted the best cancer center in the Myrtle Beach Herald Reader's Choice Awards for 2019. We have held that spot since 2014! Thanks to all of our patients who voted.      

Grand Strand Health Fair Jan 31st, 2019

Please visit us tomorrow at the 38th Annual Grand Strand HEalth Fair at Coastal Grand Mall.  The address is 2000 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC  29577.  The hours are 8AM - 12 PM.   This event is being sponsored by Grand Strand Health! We will be located approximately in front of...

Bold and Beautiful Wigs for Cancer 8th Annual Gala at the Kensington Room Jan 18th, 2019

The Bold and Beautiful Wigs for Cancer 8th Annual Gala is on Friday, February 22,  2019 from 5PM to 11PM at the Kensington Room, Embassy Suites Kingston Plantation, 9800 Queensway Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC  29572.  Coastal Cancer Center is one of many sponsors for this event.   Click here for more...

Katerina Erokhina, DO to join Coastal Cancer Center on July 30, 2018 Jul 3rd, 2018

A native of Ukraine, she received her undergraduate degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and her medical degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, West Virginia. She finished her Internship and Residency at Palm Beach Consortium for Graduate Medical Education in West Palm Beach, FL. She then...

Rebecca Heichel, PA-C to join Coastal Cancer Center on January 2, 2018 Dec 29th, 2017

Rebecca Heichel, PA-C, joined Coastal Cancer Center in 2018.  Rebecca is licensed in South Carolina as a Physician Assistant and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Originally from Ohio, she graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Clinical Lab...

Dr. Jordan Henderson to Join Coastal Cancer Center July 10, 2017 Jun 12th, 2017

Dr. Henderson is originally from the Pacific Northwest.  He received his undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  He received his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri.  Dr. Henderson completed his residency and fellowship through Michigan State University College of Osteopathic...

Dr. Dejuania Brown to Join Coastal Cancer Center on April 4, 2017 Feb 9th, 2017

Dr. Brown is a native of Willingboro, NJ. She received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Rutgers University and Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology at University of Delaware. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her internship, internal medicine residency, and fellowship training at University of Medicine...

Look Good Feel Better Dates for 2017 Dec 7th, 2016

Coastal Cancer Center announces the continuation of its Look Good Feel Better Workshops with the American Cancer Society in 2017. Look Good Feel Better is a free program from the American Cancer Society designed for women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation. You will learn specific techniques to help...

Look Good Feel Better Dates for 2016 Dec 24th, 2015

Look Good Feel Better Dates for 2016  Coastal Cancer Center announces the continuation of its Look Good Feel Better Workshops with the American Cancer Society in 2016. Look Good Feel Better is a free program from the American Cancer Society designed for women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and...

Coping with the Fear of Recurrence Feb 23rd, 2015

Coping with the Fear of Recurrence What is a recurrence? A recurrence is a return or relapse of your cancer in the original location or somewhere else in the body (called metastasis). It is also possible to have a new, unrelated cancer diagnosed in another part of the body. Why...

Resources to Make Your Cancer Journey Easier Feb 16th, 2015

Resources to Make Your Cancer Journey Easier Below you will find a few cancer resource websites to help you through your cancer journey. www.mylifeline.org – My Life Line offers free, private, patient websites for people affected by cancer. You can find cancer specific resources, post requests for help or donations and...

Risk Factors for Gallbladder Cancer Feb 9th, 2015

Risk Factors for Gallbladder Cancer The month of February is dedicated to the awareness of Gallbladder and Bile Duct cancer. Gallbladder cancer is not usually found until it has become advanced and causes symptoms. Only about 1 of 5 gallbladder cancers is found in the early stages, when the cancer...

February Recognizes National Cancer Prevention Month Feb 2nd, 2015

February Recognizes National Cancer Prevention Month This month we focus our awareness on the prevention of cancer.  The American Institute of Cancer Research estimates that approximately one-third of cases of the most common cancers in the U.S. could be prevented by eating healthy, being active, and staying lean. That’s an...

Tips For Going Back To Work After Cancer Jan 26th, 2015

Tips For Going Back To Work After Cancer 1. Ease back into your routine by following your style. If you are a naturally talkative person, then it might be best for you to update your co-workers and boss on how you’re doing. If you are more of a private person, let...

Managing Sleep Problems During Cancer Jan 19th, 2015

Managing Sleep Problems During Cancer Sleep problems are often related to the actual side effects of your cancer treatment rather than the treatment itself. “For example, wakefulness is a possible side effect of some medications to control nausea and of corticosteroids (prednisone, dexamethasone).” Resting during the day because of fatigue...

Tips for Traveling With Cancer Jan 12th, 2015

Tips for Traveling With Cancer Cancerandcareers.org provides the below recommendations for traveling with cancer. “Throughout your experience with cancer you will have reason to travel, perhaps for treatment itself, and probably for work and pleasure too. The good news is that many cancer patients are able to travel comfortably and...

CCC Proud to Announce Arrival of Dr. Justin Markow Jan 6th, 2015

CCC Proud to Announce Arrival of Dr. Justin Markow Coastal Cancer Center officials announce today the addition of Dr. Justin Markow to its growing medical oncology and hematology team. He will provide medical care to patients in the Myrtle Beach and Conway offices. Dr. Markow received his undergraduate degree from...

January Recognizes Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Jan 5th, 2015

January Recognizes Cervical Cancer Awareness Month This month we focus our attention on cervical cancer awareness. Cervical cancer is the 2nd most common type of cancer among women worldwide with an estimated 12,000 diagnosed in the United States each year. “Half of the women diagnosed with the disease are between...

“Look Good, Feel Better” 2015 Dates Announced Dec 29th, 2014

“Look Good, Feel Better” 2015 Dates Announced Coastal Cancer Center announces the continuation of its “Look Good, Feel Better” program with the American Cancer Society in 2015. The program, free to women undergoing cancer treatment, offers patients two-hours of makeovers and tips on make-up, skin, hair and nail care. Participants...

Do’s and Don’ts of Battling Cancer During the Holidays Dec 22nd, 2014

Do’s and Don’ts of Battling Cancer During the Holidays “Holiday time may seem like just about the worst time to have cancer in the family. Even the jolliest of traditions lose their luster when you’re worried about your health care needs or those of someone you love.” Follow these tips...

Can Excess Body Weight Increase Cancer Risk? Dec 15th, 2014

Can Excess Body Weight Increase Cancer Risk? Growing data suggests a strong relationship between excess body weight and increased risk of certain cancers. “In the United States, the percentage of overweight and obese adults and children has soared over the last several decades” according to the American Cancer Society. Being...

CCC Proud to Announce Arrival of Dr. Farhana Malik Dec 9th, 2014

CCC Proud to Announce Arrival of Dr. Farhana Malik Coastal Cancer Center officials announce today the addition of Dr. Farhana Malik to its growing medical oncology and hematology team. She will provide medical care to patients in the Conway and Murrells Inlet offices. Dr. Malik received her undergraduate degree from...

Survivorship: Recovering from Cancer Dec 8th, 2014

Survivorship: Recovering from Cancer After treatment is complete, you will begin a new plan for follow-up care. Your new plan of care could include periodic blood work, radiology scans and tests, and physical exams. Some may not see their oncologist but once or twice a year. This may leave you...

Tips To Reduce Inflammation In Cancer Patients Dec 1st, 2014

Tips To Reduce Inflammation In Cancer Patients: Tip #1: Add more plant foods to your plate: Plant foods are the only foods that contain anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. Make one-half of your plate non-starchy vegetables and/or fruits of all colors. Make one-quarter of your plate whole grains or starchy vegetables, like potatoes, corn...

How To Avoid Over-Eating During Thanksgiving Nov 26th, 2014

How To Avoid Over-Eating During Thanksgiving Lower your cancer risks by eating a balanced diet throughout the year and limiting your portion sizes during the Holidays. You can still enjoy your favorite holiday foods but being mindful of the amount you consume will help you avoid those unwanted calories. “For...

Ten ways to Celebrate National Caregiver Month Nov 17th, 2014

Over 42 million Americans will be recognized this month during National Caregivers Month. It is estimated that the “free” services provided by these family members totals $306 billion annually.  Here are a few ways to celebrate national caregiver month. Ten ways to Celebrate National Caregiver Month 1. Offer a few...

Ten Early Warning Signs of Pancreatic Cancer Nov 10th, 2014

Ten Early Warning Signs of Pancreatic Cancer Most people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer are already in the advanced stage of the disease by the time it’s caught, and the typical prognosis is death within five years. Only 4 percent of pancreatic cancer patients live beyond five years. In recent years,...

5 Things Women Should Know About Lung Cancer Nov 3rd, 2014

5 Things Women Should Know About Lung Cancer 1. Smoking causes the deadliest form of cancer. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer among women (after breast cancer), but it takes almost twice as many lives, making it the deadliest diagnosis a woman will face. With more than 85...

Coastal Cancer Center Named “Best Medical Office” for 2014! Oct 27th, 2014

Coastal Cancer Center named “Best Medical Office” for 2014! Coastal Cancer Center would like to take a moment and thank those of you who voted them “Best Medical Office” with the “Best of the Beach” annual voting contest. For over 30 years, Coastal Cancer Center has delivered quality cancer care...

CCC Attends 35th Annual Loris Bog-Off Oct 20th, 2014

CCC Attends 35th Annual Loris Bog-Off. The 35th Annual Loris Bog-Off was held on Saturday, October 18, 2014. This annual event is famous for it’s Chicken Bog Cooking Contest, large display of over 200 vendors, fireworks show and it’s tremendously large attendance numbers. This year, they expected 35,000 in attendance....

CCC attends “In The Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Oct 6th, 2014

CCC attends “In The Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. On Saturday, October 4, Coastal Cancer Center attended the annual “In the Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in Murrells Inlet,  SC. The team was covered in pink as they walked for a good cause! The event was a huge success and ...

Coping Together – A Community Support Group Sep 8th, 2014

If you’ve been touched by cancer in any way and would enjoy being surrounded with people just like you, we invite you to visit Coping Together. Coping Together – a community support group, is for anyone who has been affected by cancer. Whether you are a patient, caregiver, survivor, family member...

Employee Appreciation Day at Coastal Cancer Center Aug 29th, 2014

It’s a great day to be a Coastal Cancer Center employee!  On Friday, August 29, Coastal Cancer Center will celebrate employees at Employee Appreciation Day. This yearly celebration is a day dedicated to the diligent employees of Coastal Cancer Center. Employees get to come together to celebrate each other, and the hard work...

2014 Best of the Beach – Online Voting Open Aug 19th, 2014

The biggest contest of the year is now accepting ballots for the 2014 season. The 2014 Best of the Beach contest is an annual contest in which locals and visitors have a chance to vote for their top picks along the Grand Strand. Categories include medical, home services, retail, attractions, golf, local music...

Carolina Cancer Foundation to host fundraiser for local cancer patients Aug 13th, 2014

Coastal Cancer Center and the Carolina Cancer Foundation are hosting a night at the ballpark with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans on Monday, September 1 at 5:05pm. Guests will enjoy Dollar Palooza which will include $1 soda, $1 popcorn, $1 beer, and $1 hot dogs. Tickets are being sold for $11...

“Look Good, Feel Better” September Sessions Aug 6th, 2014

Coastal Cancer Center announces the continuation of its “Look Good…Feel Better” program with the American Cancer Society. The program, free to women undergoing cancer treatment, offers patients two-hours of makeovers and tips on make-up, skin, hair and nail care. Participants also learn how to properly care for and maintain their...

Dr. Emily Touloukian named “Best Oncologist” Aug 1st, 2014

On Thursday, July 31, Dr. Emily Touloukian was named “Best Oncologist” in the 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards for the Carolina Forest Chronicle. The Readers’ Choice Awards highlight the best businesses and individuals along the Grand Strand. Locals are asked to cast their votes and recognize their top picks for dozens of different categories. Dr. Touloukian joined Coastal Cancer...

Celebrating life at National Cancer Survivors Day Jun 2nd, 2014

On Sunday, June 1st hundreds of local cancer survivors and their families gathered together to celebrate the gift of life on National Cancer Survivors Day. This year’s event was held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center with a fun-filled theme of “Give Cancer the Boot”. Survivors dressed the part and arrived...

Skin Cancer Awareness Month – Prevention, Signs & Symptoms May 19th, 2014

Dr. Emily Touloukian joins WBTW News 13 Lauren Hinnant to discuss skin cancer awareness month and important tips for practicing sun safety as well as ways to prevent skin cancer. Some prevention practices that Dr. Touloukian recommends are: Avoid long exposure to intense sunlight and practice sun safety. Seek shade when appropriate....

Nationwide IV Fluid Shortage Threatens Care May 14th, 2014

The Nationwide IV fluid shortage continues to be an issue for physicians and nurses at Coastal Cancer Center as well as local hospitals, and other health care facilities across the country. Coastal Cancer Center physician, Dr. Vijay Paudel, discusses how this shortage is affecting patient care and treatment regimens on a daily basis....

Oncology Nursing Month 2014 May 12th, 2014

This May is Oncology Nursing Month and a chance to recognize the outstanding contributions of our oncology nurses. Oncology nurses are there for our patients through one of the most challenging times of their lives. They help patients and their loved ones by caring, teaching, listening, and simply being present. Take some...

Brain Cancer: How does it form? May 5th, 2014

What is Brain Cancer? This month we also focus on the importance of Brain Cancer awareness. According to the National Cancer Institute, there is an estimated 23,380 new cases of brain and other nervous system cancers in the United States in 2014. Brain tumors form when there is a buildup...

Skin Cancer: Why is early detection so important? May 1st, 2014

This month we are focusing on the awareness of Melanoma and Skin Cancer.  Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer in South Carolina and accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States, with Melanoma being the most serious type of skin cancer.  Melanoma...

Coastal Cancer Center Winner in 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards Apr 18th, 2014

The winners have been announced! For the fourth year in a row, Coastal Cancer Center is the winner of the 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards for “Best Cancer Center”. This annual award is presented by the Myrtle Beach Herald and showcases the best businesses in our area. Readers are asked to...

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month Apr 15th, 2014

April is an important month as we also focus our awareness on Oral, Head and Neck cancer month. 10 Facts you need to  know  about Oral, Head and Neck cancer Oral, Head and Neck Cancer most commonly refers to squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue, throat, and voice box.  However, often, head...

ASCO Alarmed about Medicare Payment Data Release Apr 15th, 2014

Statement by the American Society of Clinical Oncology FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 9, 2014 Contact: Mary Rappaport 571-483-1374 Mary.Rappaport@asco.org The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is deeply concerned about today’s release of Medicare physician payment data. ASCO is committed to the delivery of high quality, high value care for all...

April spotlights Testicular Cancer Awareness Apr 10th, 2014

What is Testicular Cancer? Testicular cancer develops in one or both of the testicles and can spread to other parts of the body. It occurs when germ cells experience abnormal growth. Testicular cancer spreads most often to the abdomen, liver, lungs, bones, and brain if not detected early. Who can...

“Give Cancer the Boot” at National Survivors Day Apr 8th, 2014

Coastal Cancer Center physicians and staff will celebrate the lives of local survivors and their families at this year’s 11th Annual Cancer Survivors Day on June 1. This celebratory event will take place from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach. This year’s theme, “Give Cancer...

Spotlight on Colorectal and Kidney Cancer: Know the Facts Mar 5th, 2014

This March we spotlight the awareness of Colorectal Cancer and Kidney Cancer. The fight against cancer is getting stronger each day – yet according to the South Carolina Central Cancer Registry, colorectal cancer is the 4th most common cancer in South Carolina. Research has found that about 9 out of...

Nationwide IV Shortage affecting Coastal Cancer Center Feb 20th, 2014

WPDE News Channel 15 takes a look inside the Nationwide IV shortage that is affecting the patients at Coastal Cancer Center. Joel Allen of News Channel 15, sits down with our patients and staff to learn more about how this shortage is affecting those in need. Click Here to read the...

Coastal Cancer Center, Doctors Nominated In 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards Feb 6th, 2014

Coastal Cancer Center’s dedication to quality, state-of-the-art cancer care has once again earned the practice a nomination for “Best Cancer Center” in the 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards, sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Herald. In addition to Coastal Cancer Center’s nomination, Dr. Lawrence Holt, Dr. Renwick Goldberg and Dr. Matthew Karpenko have...

February Cancer Awareness Feb 5th, 2014

February spotlights National Cancer Prevention as well as Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness. More than 1 million people are projected to receive a cancer diagnosis in the United States in 2014, according to estimates by the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society reports more than half of all...

Dr. Lawrence Holt Talks Cancer Prevention on WBTW News 13 Feb 3rd, 2014

To mark the beginning of February’s National Cancer Prevention Month, Dr. Lawrence Holt talks with WBTW News 13 Weekend Morning Anchor Lauren Hinnant about the steps you can take to lead a healthier lifestyle in 2014. Topics discussed in the February 1 interview include healthy eating, physical activity and the importance of...

Coastal Cancer Center To Participate in Grand Strand Regional’s 33rd Annual Health Fair Jan 28th, 2014

Coastal Cancer Center providers and staff will be participating in Grand Strand Regional Medical Center’s 33rd Annual Health Fair on Saturday, February 1. The health fair will be held at Coastal Grand Mall – near Dillard’s and Bed, Bath & Beyond – from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Saturday’s event is...

Dr. Emily Touloukian Highlights Hazards of Smoking on WPDE News Channel 15 Jan 20th, 2014

Dr. Emily Touloukian is weighing in on the hazards of smoking on WPDE News Channel 15, as January marks the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health. Dr. Touloukian’s interview with reporter Joel Allen aired on WPDE News Channel 15 as part of its evening broadcast...

WPDE News Channel 15 Takes An Inside Look At “Look Good…Feel Better” Program Jan 10th, 2014

WPDE News Channel 15 is taking viewers behind the scenes of the American Cancer Society’s “Look Good…Feel Better” program during “Good Morning Carolinas” on Monday, January 13. WPDE Reporter Amanda Kinseth will report live from 5 – 7 a.m. at Coastal Cancer Center’s Myrtle Beach office – the host site...

Spotlight on Cervical Cancer: Warning Signs and Symptoms Jan 3rd, 2014

More than 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States each year – a disease once known as one of the most common causes for cancer deaths among American women. Cervical cancer develops in the lower portion of a woman’s uterus, commonly identified as the cervix. Two...

New Year’s Resolution: Don’t Delay Your Cancer Screenings Dec 31st, 2013

Each year, countless Americans resolve to live a healthier lifestyle starting January 1 – whether it involves exercising more, maintaining a healthier diet or kicking a harmful habit to the curb. Research shows nearly one-third of all cancers diagnosed each year can be prevented by making positive lifestyle choices. As...

Free Patient Health & Wellness Seminar Set For February 4 Dec 30th, 2013

“Eating Well Through Cancer Treatment” is headlining a new series of health and wellness outreach seminars benefitting patients and caregivers at Coastal Cancer Center in 2014. Kris Ratley, RDN, LDN, will present the free one-hour seminar on Tuesday, February 4 from 2-3 p.m. at Coastal Cancer Center’s Myrtle Beach office,...

Angie Brinegar To Speak At Newly-Formed Cancer Support Group in Little River Dec 19th, 2013

Join Coastal Cancer Center’s Angie Brinegar, ANP-BC, AOCNP, as she speaks to the newly-formed “Coping Together Cancer Support Group” on January 6 in Little River. The meeting, offering support to those affected by cancer in our community, will begin at 6 p.m. in McLeod Seacoast’s 2nd Floor Auxiliary Room. McLeod...

Dr. Holt Delivers Message of Thanks to Area Caregivers Dec 18th, 2013

Dr. Lawrence Holt, Jr., FACP, is hitting the airwaves of Easy 105.9 this holiday season with a message of thanks to the caregivers of local cancer patients. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO DR. HOLT’S MESSAGE. A caregiver – whether it be a family member or friend – plays a critical...

Coastal Cancer Center Holiday Hours Announced For Christmas, New Year’s Day Dec 17th, 2013

In observance of the Christmas holiday and New Year’s, Coastal Cancer Center offices will be closed on the following days: MYRTLE BEACH – December 25 and January 1 CONWAY – December 25 and January 1 LORIS – December 24, December 25, December 27, December 31, January 1 and January 2 MURRELLS INLET – December 24, December 25,...

Coastal Cancer Center Announces 2014 “Look Good…Feel Better” Dates Dec 10th, 2013

Coastal Cancer Center announces the continuation of its “Look Good…Feel Better” program with the American Cancer Society in 2014. The program, free to women undergoing cancer treatment, offers patients two-hours of makeovers and tips on make-up, skin, hair and nail care. Participants also learn how to properly care for and...

“Look Good…Feel Better” Session Featured on WMBF News Dec 10th, 2013

A handful of women from across the Grand Strand enjoyed a dose of holiday cheer and a free makeover at Coastal Cancer Center’s last “Look Good…Feel Better” session of 2013 on December 9 at the practice’s Myrtle Beach office. The program, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, offers free makeovers,...

Registered Nurse Janice Meininger Achieves Oncology Nursing Certification Dec 4th, 2013

Coastal Cancer Center continues its commitment to transforming cancer and blood disorder care in the Coastal Carolinas by announcing Registered Nurse Janice Meininger’s Oncology Nursing Certification achievement. Janice is the second Coastal Cancer Center registered nurse to earn her certification in the past week, according to practice officials.  She now...

Coastal Cancer Center Celebrates Conway Office Expansion at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Dec 3rd, 2013

Coastal Cancer Center continues to act upon its mission to provide quality, state-of-the-art cancer and blood disorder care in Horry County with the expansion of its office in Conway. Officials gathered with the Conway Chamber of Commerce and community members to celebrate the completion of the three-month project on Monday,...

VIDEO: Coastal Cancer Center’s Conway Office Expansion Project Ribbon Cutting Dec 3rd, 2013

Coastal Cancer Center staff celebrates the completion of its Conway office expansion project with a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 2. Coverage of the event and the importance of the expansion in the Conway community can be found in the respective videos from WMBF News and WBTW News 13 below:...

Kristina Blackburn Receives Oncology Nursing Certification Nov 27th, 2013

Coastal Cancer Center’s Kristina Blackburn has achieved her Oncology Nursing Certification, practice officials proudly announced Wednesday. The certification, required by a registered nurse’s third year of employment at Coastal Cancer Center, demonstrates Kristina’s quality knowledge of adult oncology and hematology. Kristina joined the Coastal Cancer Center team in March 2011....

Carolina Cancer Foundation Launches New Website Nov 26th, 2013

Carolina Cancer Foundation is inviting the community to learn more about the local non-profit organization on its new website, CarolinaCancerFoundation.org. The website’s design makes it easier than ever for visitors to learn more about Carolina Cancer Foundation’s role in helping to support underinsured and uninsured cancer patients in Horry and Georgetown...

Increased Demand for Services Prompts Coastal Cancer Center Expansion in Conway Nov 25th, 2013

CONWAY, SC – Coastal Cancer Center administration proudly announces a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newly-expanded office and treatment center in Conway. The ceremony will take place on Monday, December 2 at 4:00 p.m. at its office located at 817 Farrar Drive in Rivertown Medical Park. The celebration will begin...

Coastal Cancer Center Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Office Closings Nov 19th, 2013

Coastal Cancer Center officials announce Tuesday modified office schedules in observance of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. The Myrtle Beach office will be closed on Thursday, November 28. The Conway office will be closed on Thursday, November 28. The Loris office will be closed on Tuesday, November 26 and Thursday, November 28....

Coastal Cancer Center Providers Thank Caregivers in November Nov 14th, 2013

Each day, patients and their loved ones walk through the doors of Coastal Cancer Center. As we celebrate those who provide unconditional support to our patients as part of Caregivers Month in November, we asked some of our providers what the word caregiver means to them. Here are their words...

Lung and Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Campaigns Hit Local Radio Waves Nov 12th, 2013

Coastal Cancer Center is teaming up with Easy 105.9 to air a series of cancer awareness public service announcements throughout the month of November. Dr. Emily Touloukian is leading the awareness campaign, educating local listeners on the signs and symptoms of both lung cancer and pancreatic cancer. Click here to...

“Look Good… Feel Better” Session Scheduled For December 9 Nov 8th, 2013

Women actively undergoing cancer treatment are invited to Coastal Cancer Center’s last “Look Good… Feel Better” session for 2013. The event, co-hosted with the American Cancer Society, is scheduled for Monday, December 9 from 2-4 p.m. at Coastal Cancer Center’s Myrtle Beach office.  The two hour session is free and...

Local Group Donates One-Of-A-Kind Quilts to Coastal Cancer Center Patients Nov 6th, 2013

A heartfelt donation recently made to Coastal Cancer Center is warming the hearts of its patients currently undergoing cancer treatment. Comfort Quilters, an Horry County-based outreach group, delivered their most recent donation of hand-made quilts to Coastal Cancer Center during the last week of October. “We took on the responsibility...

Coastal Cancer Center To Answer Questions And Provide Cancer Education At Upcoming Health Fair Oct 30th, 2013

Coastal Cancer Center providers and staff will be on hand to answer your questions about cancer, treatment and survivorship at McLeod Loris Seacoast’s annual health fair on Saturday, November 2. The health fair will take place at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic and Fitness Center, located at 1100 2nd Avenue South...

Coastal Cancer Center To Participate in “Walk A Mile In Her Heels” Event Oct 24th, 2013

As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws to an end, Coastal Cancer Center proudly announces its participation in the 2013 “Walk A Mile In Her Heels” event on October 25. Coastal Cancer Center will participate in the event with a booth located outside of Belk at the Myrtle Beach Mall,...

Breast Cancer Awareness Interview Airs With Dr. Emily Touloukian Oct 23rd, 2013

In a two-part interview series on WMBF News airing October 22, Coastal Cancer Center’s Dr. Emily Touloukian explains various ways you can stay healthy during and after cancer treatment, the state of breast cancer in South Carolina women and preventative measures you can take to help spot breast cancer in its...

Dr. Emily Touloukian to Appear on WMBF News October 22 Oct 22nd, 2013

Dr. Emily Touloukian sits down with Anchors Michael Maely and Theo Hayes Tuesday afternoon on WMBF News at 4 to discuss preventative measures on breast cancer, as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Preventative measures you can take to promote a healthy lifestyle and fight back against...

Coastal Cancer Center, Carolina Cancer Foundation to Participate in 2013 Loris Bog Off Oct 18th, 2013

Want to learn more about cancer treatment options close to home or have questions about a particular form of the disease? Coastal Cancer Center proudly announces its participation in the 2013 Loris Bog Off, scheduled for October 19 in Downtown Loris. From 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., members of Coastal...

Coastal Cancer Center to Host “Look Good… Feel Better” Meeting in October Oct 17th, 2013

Battling any form of cancer as a woman isn’t easy – the loss of hair, changes to the skin, fragile nails and a transformation in physical appearance are all part of fighting back against the disease. Coastal Cancer Center continues its ongoing effort to help local women undergoing cancer treatment...

Coastal Cancer Center Joins Twitter Community Oct 10th, 2013

Coastal Cancer Center is expanding its social outreach Thursday by announcing its new Twitter account. You can now follow Coastal Cancer Center through its Twitter handle@CoastalCancer. Coastal Cancer Center will keep patients and the community up-to-date on the latest cancer news, local events and practice information on this account. Follow...

Screening and Early Detection of Breast Cancer: Who is at Risk? Oct 8th, 2013

Coastal Cancer Center’s Dr. Emily Touloukian appears as a featured contributor in the October editions of SC Woman Magazine and Transitions, both of which are on newsstands now. In the article below, Dr. Touloukian shares with local women the importance of recognizing the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, the...

One-On-One Breast Cancer Awareness Interview Airs With Dr. Emily Touloukian Oct 7th, 2013

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer among women in South Carolina. In fact, the South Carolina Central Cancer Registry reported 3,291 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in South Carolina last year alone. Dr. Emily Touloukian joins WBTW News 13 Weekend Anchor Lauren Hinnant...

Coastal Cancer Center To Participate In Local Breast Cancer Walk Oct 4th, 2013

Coastal Cancer Center’s team of physicians, nurses and clinical staff are lacing up their sneakers on Saturday, October 5 for Georgetown Hospital System’s 2013 In The Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. The walk, slated to take place at The Imaging Center at Waccamaw Medical Park-East in Murrells Inlet, will begin...

Dr. Emily Touloukian To Spotlight Breast Cancer Awareness on WBTW News 13 Saturday Morning Oct 4th, 2013

Coastal Cancer Center’s Dr. Emily Touloukian spotlights breast cancer awareness and prevention in a one-on-one interview with WBTW News 13 Weekend Morning Anchor Lauren Hinnant. The interview is scheduled to air October 5 at 8:30 a.m.  According to the South Carolina Central Cancer Registry, breast cancer is the most commonly...

Dr. Paudel to Discuss Reoccurring Prostate Cancer at HealthFinders Oct 1st, 2013

Coastal Cancer Center’s Dr. Vijay Paudel will join the Prostate Cancer Support group on Wednesday, October 9 to discuss the reoccurrence of prostate cancer and available treatment options for men. The HealthFinders event sponsored by Grand Strand Regional Medical Center will be held from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Coastal...

Brain Cancer Patient To Inspire Local Cancer Survivors on 700-Mile Cycling Tour Sep 24th, 2013

Coastal Cancer Center welcomes brain cancer patient Greg Sousa to Myrtle Beach on Wednesday as part of his inspiring 700-mile cycling journey to raise $10,000 for brain tumor research. Coastal Cancer Center’s team will greet Greg on Wednesday, September 25, at 2:30 p.m. at its Myrtle Beach office on 8121...

Coastal Cancer Center Doctor To Appear on WPDE News Channel 15 Sep 19th, 2013

Coastal Cancer Center continues its community-wide effort to spotlight prostate cancer awareness in the month of September with an upcoming interview on WPDE News Channel 15. Dr. Lawrence Holt will appear on WPDE’s “Carolina This Week” with Anchor Tim McGinnis and Reporter Joel Allen on Sunday, Spetember 22 to break down the...

Dr. Holt & Dr. Tobin Continue Prostate Cancer Awareness Talk on WMBF News Sep 16th, 2013

When should men begin annual prostate screenings and who is most at risk? WMBF News Anchor Michael Maely continues this two-part interview on prostate cancer awareness with Coastal Cancer Center’s Dr. Lawrence Holt and Dr. Sue Tobin on September 13. WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Dr. Holt & Dr. Tobin Discuss Prostate Cancer Awareness on WMBF News Sep 16th, 2013

How common is prostate cancer among men in South Carolina? Dr. Lawrence Holt and Dr. Sue Tobin sat down with WMBF News Anchor Theo Hayes on September 13 to discuss prostate cancer awareness. Find out how South Carolina ranks nationally in the number of new prostate cancer cases diagnosed each...

Women Participate in Coastal Cancer Center’s Look Good Feel Better Meeting Aug 29th, 2013

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Angie Brinegar Receives Advanced Oncology Nurse Practitioner Certification Aug 29th, 2013

Angie Brinegar of Coastal Cancer Center has achieved her Advanced Oncology Nurse Practitioner Certification, making her the only nurse practitioner in Horry County to earn the advanced credential in adult oncology. Brinegar joins 1,068 nurse practitioners nationwide who have achieved the specialized certification from the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation. The...

Dr. Touloukian: Sunscreen Pill Isn’t A Substitute For Protective Lotion Aug 20th, 2013

There is a new pill product getting a lot of attention.  The company behind says it claims it protects your skin from the inside out.  However, the product warns that it is not a substitute for sunscreen lotion.  Watch what Dr. Touloukian says in an interview with WMBF News, Myrtle...

Area Cancer Program Headed By Coastal Cancer Center’s Dr. Paudel Receives Re-Accreditation Aug 12th, 2013

From Grand Strand Regional Medical Center’s “Your Life” Summer 2013 Edition: The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted three-year accreditation with commendation to the cancer program at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. The hospital demonstrated a Commendation level of compliance with one or more standards...

Coastal Cancer Center Hosts Look Good Feel Better Meeting Aug 9th, 2013

The struggle to make your way through a cancer diagnosis is a battle in itself – testing a patient’s true strength and inner faith. With treatment comes drastic change that can alter one’s physical appearance. A group of 14 women put the complications of their illnesses aside for a fun-filled...

Coastal Cancer Center QOPI Certification Renewed until 2016 Jun 10th, 2013

Coastal Cancer Center officials are proud to announce the re-accreditation of the practice’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ACSO) through 2016. Coastal Cancer Center is one of three QOPI Certified practices in South Carolina and the only one in...

More than 400 Survivors and Family Members Celebrate Life at 10th Annual Cancer Survivors Day May 20th, 2013

Coastal Cancer Center physicians and staff celebrated the lives of local survivors at this year’s 10th Annual Cancer Survivors Day on June 2. More than 400 cancer survivors and their families were in attendance. The celebratory event took place from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marina Inn at the...

Coastal Cancer Center and Dr. Karpenko Receive Awards May 12th, 2013

Coastal Cancer Center has once again had the honor of being selected “BEST CANCER CENTER” in the 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Herald. In addition to the practice receiving this honor, Dr. Matthew Karpenko has been selected as “BEST ONCOLOGIST”. The selection of Dr. Karpenko as...

Dr. Holt to speak at HealthFinders May 8th, 2013

Please join Coastal Cancer Center physician Dr. Lawrence B. Holt, Jr., MD, FACP as he talks to the Prostate Cancer Support Group about: “Prostate Cancer: What Happens When It Returns?” on Wednesday, May 8th from 6:00pm- 7:30pm at Coastal Grand Mall in Myrtle Beach.

Dr. Touloukian to speak at HealthFinders May 7th, 2013

Please join Coastal Cancer Center physician Dr. Emily Touloukian, DO as she talks about “Recognition and Prevention of Skin Cancer” on Tuesday, May 7th from 5:30pm-6:30pm at Coastal Grand Mall in Myrtle Beach.  This HealthFinders event is sponsored by Grand Strand Regional Medical Center and will be held next to...

LOOK GOOD…FEEL BETTER @ Coastal Cancer Center May 6th, 2013

Coastal Cancer Center will host “Look Good…Feel Better” on May 6th from 2-4 pm. Registration is required. Please call 1-800-227-2345, day or night. Professional Cosmetologists will demonstrate the latest skin, nail and makeup techniques as well as wigs, scarves, turbans and more for women undergoing cancer treatment. Women who attend...

Dr. Karpenko Discusses Recent Breast Cancer Study Mar 4th, 2013

Dr Matthew Karpenko discusses recent AMA study on breast cancer increases seen in younger women.

Coastal Cancer Center Seeking Better Outcomes for their Patients Nov 6th, 2012

Coastal Cancer Center physicians and staff are collaborating with payers to create better outcomes for their patients through standardized treatment pathways. A win-win for patients.

Coastal Cancer Center co-sponsored the 3rd Annual “Bras Across the Water” Charity event Oct 25th, 2012

Coastal Cancer Center co-sponsored the 3rd Annual “Bras Across the Water” Charity event held at the Boathouse in Myrtle Beach. Staff participated in the event to support breast cancer awareness month.

Employees Participate in 2012 Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Oct 1st, 2012

Coastal Cancer Center employees participate in the 2012 Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in Murrells Inlet.

Dr Holt Aug 28th, 2012

Dr. Lawrence Holt founded Coastal Cancer Center and brought state-of-the-art cancer care to the Grand Strand area. Dr. Holt and the CCC Care Team have made a positive impact on the lives of thousands of cancer patients, close to home.  

Dr Cody Aug 28th, 2012

It’s the little miracles that Dr. Rebecca Cody seeks for her patients every day, and providing a better quality of life for each cancer patient is her goal.  

New Program Offers Help Aug 9th, 2012

Hosted by Coastal Cancer Center in Myrtle Beach – The American Cancer Society offers a special program for female cancer patients in Myrtle Beach and Florence.  

Cancer Patients Receive Makeovers Aug 7th, 2012

Around 30 women gathered Monday at the Coastal Cancer Center in Myrtle Beach for an afternoon of makeovers. Each woman who attended is battling some form of cancer. The program is intended to help them feel better about their appearance, even if they’re not internally feeling that way. Look Good,...

Myrtle Beach, SC – Cancer survivor Carol Giannini Aug 1st, 2012

Myrtle Beach, SC – Cancer survivor Carol Giannini wears her Survivors Day medal proudly after her passionate speech at the “Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Survival” event hosted by the Carolina Cancer Foundation and Coastal Cancer Center. Picture shown in the July/August edition of Coping with Cancer Magazine celebrating...

Female Cancer Patients learn to ‘Look Good, Feel Better’ Aug 1st, 2012

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. –For as long as she can remember, 62 year old Pamela Fowler has taken pride in her appearance. “I like to look good all the time,” Fowler said. “That’s just the way I am, the way I’ve always been.” And she’s still that way, even after being...

Dr Karpenko discusses MDS Jun 29th, 2012

Dr Karpenko discusses MDS as GMA host begins treatment.  

Myrtle Beach Cancer Survivors Celebrate Life Jun 28th, 2012

Myrtle Beach cancer survivors celebrate life, continue battle on the 23rd Annual Survivors Day.  

Celebrating Cancer Survivors 2012 Jun 1st, 2012

Coastal Cancer Center & Carolina Cancer Foundation will be hosting the “9th Annual Cancer Survivor’s Day.”  

CAT Scanner Moves from Cancer Treatment to Ocean Research May 11th, 2012

CAT Scanner Moves from Cancer Treatment to Ocean Research.