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
Diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease early is key to helping delay onset and manage the disease.
The Center for Biomedical Research is the first in the state of Tennessee to be approved for participation in a clinical trial known as the Imaging Dementia—Evidence for Amyloid Scanning, or IDEAS—study. Read More
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
There is one type for which proton therapy is, shall we say, a “no brainer.”
An estimated 23,800 adults and 4,830 children are diagnosed with cancerous tumors of the brain and spinal cord annually, with brain tumors making up the vast majority of that number.
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.
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.
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