It was into a 32-mile run that traverses three 6,000-foot balds in the Western North Carolina mountains that Doug Blackford realized something: he had just completed his 32nd proton therapy treatment for prostate cancer. Read More
If you ‘heart’ your ‘heart,’ a growing number of studies demonstrate that treating cancer with protons helps reduce the risk of heart disease due to radiation exposure. This is especially important for breast cancer patients, whose cardiovascular systems can suffer from conventional radiation spilling over into the heart and lungs.
This is an edited version of a message Provision Center for Proton Therapy President Tom Welch sent to our patient Ambassadors, those who have come to Provision for treatment and help to spread the word about proton therapy, in recognition of World Cancer Day.
Today is World Cancer Day. People across the world will be remembering loved ones, supporting friends and family who have been diagnosed with cancer, and celebrating those who are now cancer free. At Provision Proton Therapy Center, we recognize the significance of this day and wanted to share in the celebration. Read More
Back when the country’s great minds of science were cloistered in secret laboratories, manipulating the power of atoms into a weapon that would stop the world’s second great war, they were also dreaming of a time when such knowledge would be used for peace.
What gets Britton Leitch most excited is not when he gets to work with the university athletes that come to the Provision Health and Fitness Center. Or simply seeing a senior gain strength and mobility after a personal training session. Or putting a group of participants through their paces together. Or helping a new member work toward their New Year’s resolution.
What gets him most excited is that he gets to do it all. And in a very personal way. Read More
Terry Douglass has gotten a lot of media coverage over the years. But local radio talk show host Hallerin Hill asks this question: “Who is Terry Douglass?”
Listen to this fascinating, personal radio interview, broadcast on Newstalk 98.7 last week. Douglass talks about his faith, his family, his interest in science and the trajectory of his business ventures. Read More
The year 2016 has been a year of significant progress for Provision, and one that will enable us to aggressively pursue our “mission of developing innovative healthcare solutions focused on improving patient care and clinical outcomes and developing support for research, education and charitable causes.” This year has also been a year which tested our commitment, courage and resolve—and we passed the test.
Here is a summary of some of our key developments… Read More
“The Christmas season is a time of celebrating the greatest Gift the world has ever received or will ever receive. It is also a time of giving to others and a time to experience the joy that comes from giving to others. During this Christmas and Holiday season, and for 2017, my hope is that patients, their families and everyone we come in contact with will experience the CARE we strive for at Provision—and that we will all experience the joy that comes from the ringing of our very own bell, sounding hope for cancer patients here and around the world.”—Terry Douglass, Provision Founder and Chair