Gallbladder Surgery: What To Expect

Gallbladder removal surgery (Cholecystectomy) is a medical procedure performed to provide relief to patients with gallbladder stones and other gallbladder-related problems. Located under the liver, the gallbladder is a small organ connected to the liver and the small intestine through a series of tubes. It is responsible for storing and concentrating bile, a yellowish-green fluid […]

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Early Detection Crucial For Breast Cancer Survival

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. It’s an alarming statistic, but a more encouraging statistic is that when breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localized stage, the 5-year survival rate is nearly 100%. Adult women of all ages are […]

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Breast Cancer Surgery Options

According to statistics from breastcancer.org, 12 percent of women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Although facing the disease is a frightening perspective, recent advances in treatment and surgical options are helping to aid in the recovery process. The Options Surgical options depend on the […]

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When Should You Seek Treatment for Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that can cause discomfort and bleeding. They are usually considered harmless, and sometimes the symptoms may be successfully controlled with over-the-counter creams and ointments. However, there are times hemorrhoids can cause such pain and discomfort that they require medical treatment. Symptoms of Hemorrhoids There […]

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Breast Cancer Survivor has ‘A lot of living to do’

From Parkwest Health & Lifestyles Sara Forrester, 74, of Knoxville, is faithful about getting yearly mammograms. At five feet tall, the sprightly grandmother takes care of her health by walking regularly, and says she usually hits 10,000 steps on her pedometer every day. “I always get a screening every year. I try to go during […]

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What You Need to Know About Kidney Disease

According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 20 million people in the U.S. have kidney disease. Often, it’s secondary to another condition like diabetes or high blood pressure. While a diagnosis of kidney disease can be worrying, if detected in the early stages it can often be managed successfully. […]

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Advances Made in Battle Against Breast Cancer

By Surgical Oncologist Troy Kimsey, MD, FACS I became a surgical oncologist — a surgeon who specializes in working with cancer patients — because I felt the Lord leading me to serve patients who are facing the trials of a cancer diagnosis. I have been privileged to offer my surgical skills and medical support to […]

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Liver Cancer – Diagnosis & Treatment

There are a number of tests that can help diagnose liver disease and identify  liver cancer. A blood test can detect if there is a problem with the function of your liver.  Methods of diagnosing and pinpointing liver cancer may include imaging such as an MRI or an angiogram. A further option is a biopsy. […]

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