Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

 

Proton Therapy

Discover the most advanced cancer treatment in the world and feel the majesty of this natural healing place in Knoxville, TN.

 

Culture of Care

Our approach is simple: Respect the dignity & value of every person. We focus on patient compassion and sensitivity.

 

Second Opinion

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you deserve a second opinion.

 

Your Stay

Rolling mountains, picturesque lakes and southern hospitality are just a few of the things that make East Tennessee special.

 

Expertise

With more than 50 years of physician and oncology experience, our team of experts are passionate about providing effective, patient-focused care.

 

Destination Guide

Provision’s 2015 Health and Wellness Destination Guide is a comprehensive resource for out-of-town patients that provides information about proton therapy, Provision Healthcare and the beautiful East Tennessee region.

Cancers We Treat

Get the facts to decide if proton therapy is the right treatment for you.

Advantages of Proton

See why it has become one of the top cancer treatment options available.

Proton Patient Stories

Learn more about our patients and their stories from all walks of life.

Proton Therapy Center

Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center is the first of its kind in Tennessee and only the second in the Southeast. We provide the perfect combination of personalized, comprehensive patient care and leading-edge technology, offering one of the most advanced cancer treatments in the world.

Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation therapy that uses a single beam of high-energy protons to treat various forms of cancer. Just as with conventional radiation therapy, proton therapy treats tumors by directing radiation into the tumor site where doses of radiation destroy cancerous cells.

However, unlike conventional radiation therapy, in which x-ray beams deposit their energy into the healthy tissue before and after the tumor site, physicians can control the timing and dosage of energy from protons, which allows the maximum energy deposited directly into the tumor, reducing damage to nearby healthy tissue and thus limiting negative side effects.

Learn more about the advantages of proton.

How It Works

Our treatment rooms use pencil beam and uniform scanning, which further increases the precision of radiation, reducing overall treatment time and allowing the tumor to be directly targeted with aggressive doses of radiation in a safe way.

Learn more about the treatment process.

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Quick Facts

How Do I Know It’s For Me?

A non-invasive treatment, proton therapy is best used to treat individuals with a localized tumor, in which the cancer has not spread to other parts of the body.

Meet Our Ambassadors.

The Provision Proton Therapy ambassadors are comprised of leading patients who have received proton therapy and are passionate about sharing their experience with you.

Ambassador Voices

“The quality of life after traditional therapy is not so good, but with proton therapy it’s better…much better.”
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Marga den Engelsman
The Netherlands

“I am honored to be the first breast cancer patient to complete treatment. I was able to keep my regular work schedule and continue with my daily routines with very little side effects.”

Kim Krause
Knoxville, TN

“My proton treatment for prostate cancer was a ‘Radiation Vacation’. I was scheduled for treatment at 10:00 a.m. and on the golf course by 11:00 a.m.!”

Tom Bomkamp
Knoxville, TN

Thank God for the technology and a treatment called Proton Therapy! Every treatment takes a bite of cancer from me, until it is no more. Goodbye cancer, you are no more. Your time in my body is done. You are dead and I can carry on…cancer free!

Vince Sica
Knoxville, TN

“Through faith, God led me to proton therapy with its phenomenal process of no surgery, no recovery time, no permanent side effects, no quality of life issues, and most importantly, no cancer. What started as a hugely negative experience of being diagnosed with prostate cancer ended as a tremendously positive experience of being healed through proton therapy. I am forever grateful.”

Don Denton
Townsend, TN

“Dad had prostate cancer 20 years ago, so I was looking for it. My PSA numbers started to move, so I researched surgery, Brachytherapy, Cryotherapy and radiation therapy. I discovered PROTON and had an 8 week ‘Radiation Vacation’! It killed the cancer, and all the plumbing works!”

Peter Kraslawsky
Tellico Village, TN