Oncology

A cancer diagnosis is one of the most frightening things a person can hear. At the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, we take a multi-disciplinary approach to clinical care to ensure each individual patient receives the most comprehensive treatment available.

Our cancer specialists provide every level of cancer care expertise that you need from our medical oncologists to our surgeons to our radiation oncologists to our nurse navigators and many more. They work in collaboration on individualized patient plans through every aspect of cancer care from diagnosis to recovery for seamless care.

Oncology is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist. Dr. Howard A. Zaren is the Medical Director for the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion. He specializes in surgical oncology and is a member of each cancer multi-disciplinary team. At the LCRP, we are with patients through every step of their journey from screening to surgery to treatment to survivorship. The cancers we treat are: 

  • Breast
  • Thoracic (Lung)
  • Gynecologic
  • Neurologic (Brain)
  • Skin, including melanoma
  • Head and neck
  • Genitourinary (GU), including prostate
  • Gastrointestinal (GI), including colon

St. Joseph’s/Candler also has two South Carolina locations to meet the needs of our patients in the Lowcountry. Led by Dr. Gary Thomas, along with Dr. Majd Chahin, St. Joseph’s/Candler – SC Cancer Specialists has a Hilton Head and Hardeeville office. To learn more about all our oncology services, please visit our Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion website.

Physicians

Howard Zaren, MD, FACS

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Gary Thomas, MD

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Majd Chahin, MD

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SPECIALTY SERVICES

Meet the Team at St. Joseph's/Candler

Our team of specialty physicians are experienced in many aspects of healthcare from neurologists to podiatrists. Learn more about our specialty physicians now.

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