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Dr. Carol Sherman

Thoracic Oncologist , Thoracic Medical Oncologist

Working as a thoracic oncologist, Dr. Carol Sherman has seen more than her fair share of pleural mesothelioma cases. In fact, they seem to be increasing. What is the reason for this? There could be a number of different factors, but it's most likely due to the fact that this disease starts to develop in the lungs 15 to 60 years after the first exposure to asbestos. The effects, unfortunately, are accumulative and the risk goes up the longer a person has been exposed. We're seeing an increase in cases because of how this period marks a high note when it had first been used, and it's expected to reach its peak around 2020.

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Dr. Carol Sherman has worked as a medical oncologist at the Hollings Cancer Center in Charleston, South Carolina, since 1998. She has also served as Medical Director for the center for more than 10 years. Her special areas of interest include asbestos-related thoracic malignancies such as mesothelioma.

A Message of Hope

Dr. Carol Sherman works as part of a multidisciplinary team that meets weekly to discuss thoracic cancer cases.

Importance of Finding a Good Healthcare Center

Dr. Sherman is proud to work at the Hollings Cancer Center, which offers the latest treatments for thoracic malignancies. She works as part of a multidisciplinary team that consists of pathologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and surgical oncologists. The team meets weekly to discuss thoracic cancer cases and provide their patients with the best care.

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