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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

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

Do your part to save your life…

By | Breast Cancer, Cancer, colon cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Exercise & Nutrition, Pancreatic cancer, Provision Health and Fitness, Survivors, Throat cancer, Uncategorized | No Comments

Nobody wants cancer, but in the U.S. one in every two men and one in every three women will get it at some point in their lives.

February is National Cancer Prevention month, and although there are no guarantees—we all know those who have developed the disease through circumstances beyond their control—science has shown us that many cancer cases are preventable through practical, healthy lifestyle choices.

The Harvard School of Public Health estimates up to 75 percent of cancer deaths in the U.S. could be prevented, while the American Cancer Society declares about 60 percent of American cancer cases to be preventable. Read More

Remembering the world’s cancer victims and survivors

By | Cancer, Culture of Care, Dowell Springs, Market, Patient Experience, Proton Ambassadors, Proton Therapy, Tennessee, Uncategorized | No Comments

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

East Tennessee plays role in atoms for war, for peace

By | Cancer, East Tennessee, Innovation, Knoxville, Niek Schreuder, Physicist, Proton Therapy, research, Technology, Uncategorized | No Comments

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.

That work, carried on a few ridges and valleys away from Provision Center for Proton Therapy, now touches the lives of each patient who comes here for cancer treatment. Read More

Hallerin Hilton Hill interviews Terry Douglass

Up close and personal: Provision founder Terry Douglass

By | Cancer, East Tennessee, Knoxville, Technology, Tennessee, Terry Douglass, Uncategorized | No Comments

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

New year kicks off cancer survivor class

By | Breast Cancer, Cancer, Exercise & Nutrition, Knoxville, Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center, Prostate Cancer, Proton Therapy, Provision Health and Performance, surgery, Survivors, Uncategorized | No Comments

An exercise and educational program for cancer survivors helps participants start the new year in the right way live with the goal of living healthy beyond cancer. The first class, held at Provision Health and Performance is next Thursday, Jan. 11. Read More