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Cancer

Patient finds unlikely referral shopping for RVs

By | Breast Cancer, Cancer, Dr. Allen Meek, Dr. George Webber, East Tennessee, Health and healing, Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center, Patient Stories, Proton Ambassadors, Proton Therapy, Screening, side effects, Survivors, Tennessee | No Comments

As is often the case, the momentous often happen as a result of the seemingly insignificant.

Such as Patricia Borchardt’s visit to Buddy Gregg RVs and Motor Homes shortly after a routine screening indicated she might have breast cancer. Read More

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

Minorities suffer disproportionately from cancer

By | Breast Cancer, Cancer, Patient Stories, Prevention, Screening, Survivors | No Comments

It wasn’t until after Tammy Coleman’s grandfather died that she knew he had prostate cancer. And then a beloved cousin died before Tammy learned of her breast cancer diagnosis. And so it went.

“It’s like a hush-hush thing,” said Coleman, who as a breast cancer survivor—and Provision patient— has become heavily involved in local cancer awareness and fundraising efforts. “You don’t even know they have cancer. They just die one day.”

It is a lethal silence. Read More