Breast Cancer Can Happen at Any Age

News from Parkwest Healthy LIfestyles Working as a nurse practitioner and parenting three small children with her husband, the last thing on Jamie Turner of Knoxville’s mind was breast cancer. When she felt a small lump in her breast one day in May of 2021, she...

It’s a Sweet Life -Retired Chocolatier Beats Rare Breast Cancer

News from Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles Kim Hubbs will tell you she was born for “the sweet life.” Raised in South Knoxville, Hubbs spent two decades in Atlanta where she studied to become a pastry chef. Before retiring to East Tennessee, she worked as...

Meet Dr. Ana Wilson

Premier Surgical Associates of  Knoxville, TN, is glad to welcome another member to our team – Dr. Ana K. Wilson. Dr. Wilson is a new Surgical Oncologist with Premier Surgical at Fort Sanders Regional in Knoxville, TN. Let’s get to know her more in this...

What You Should Know About Breast Reconstruction Surgery

In many cases of breast cancer, partial or total removal of the breasts may be recommended as part of breast cancer treatment. This procedure is called a mastectomy. Following a mastectomy, another procedure, breast reconstruction, can take place immediately or in a...

Family Matters: Double Mastectomy Puts Patient at Ease

After her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis, healthcare professional Velvet Giddens  sought genetic testing for the breast cancer gene mutation known as BRCA. When the test came back positive, indicating a high risk of developing cancer herself, she underwent a...

Is Genetic Testing Right for Me?

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer death rates decreased steadily from 1989 to 2015 because of improved treatments and early detection by mammography. In 2015, relative survival rates for women diagnosed with breast cancer were 91 percent at five...