Provision patients report on life after treatment

By | East Tennessee, Events, Head and neck cancer, Prostate Cancer, Proton Ambassadors, Proton Therapy, side effects, Survivors, Throat cancer, Uncategorized | No Comments

For the past three and a half years, patients have been coming to Provision Cares Proton Therapy Center seeking the best treatment and care for the cancer diagnosis. Many of them have shared their stories with us. Today, we celebrate these survivors by checking in with some of the Provision alumni whose stories we have featured in the past. Click the links to find out more about them on our website, protonstories.com Read More

Renewal required for healthy body and mind

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So far in The Wheel of Life blog we have talked about Fitness and Nutrition. Today we are going to address Restoration. How do you restore your energy, vitality and health? The definition of restoration is “the action of returning something to a former owner, place, or condition.” Number one there is an action; it doesn’t happen without exerting effort. Secondly, something is being returned to a former condition. Read More

Fitting fitness in to a healthy life

By | Exercise & Nutrition, Kathleen Bullock, Prevention | No Comments

In our first installment, we talked about an overview of The Wheel of Life. I hope that you marked on your wheel where you think you belong on each spoke. The goal is not to have a nice even circle but to know where you are and evaluate what changes need to be made to give you the life you want.

This week we are going to talk specifically about the Fitness spoke of your life.

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Proton Therapy For Left-Sided Breast Cancer: Why Choose This Treatment?

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Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer for females, with one in eight being diagnosed in her lifetime. The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. predicts that over 246,660 females and 2,600 men will be diagnosed with the disease this year. As the second leading cause of death for women, breast cancer will take the lives of 40,000 females and 440 males each year on average.

Treatments for breast cancer include chemotherapy, hormone therapy, targeted therapy, surgery, and radiation. As there is not one perfect formula to eliminate the disease, many patients will need to undergo a combination of these treatment methods.

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Protons offer promise for reirradiation

By | Brain cancer, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Dr. Ben Wilkinson, Head and neck cancer, lung cancer, Proton Therapy | No Comments

For those with cancer who have already an initial course of radiation therapy, a recurrence of their disease can be an understandable cause for concern.

With conventional (X-ray) based radiation, we generally can only safely give one round of treatment to the primary site of disease. But with proton therapy, because of its ability to zero in on the cancer and spare healthy surrounding tissue, a second course of treatment could offer hope to patients with recurrent tumors. Read More