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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...

Breast Cancer Treatment at Premier

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer affecting American women. It’s also the second most common cause of cancer deaths in women. What is breast cancer? Breast cancer is a type of cancer that begins at the breast. Just like most types of cancer, breast...

Double Punch – Patient Beats Breast Cancer Twice

When breast cancer patients arrive for radiation treatments, they are sometimes filled with fear and sadness, or great hope and faith. Most of them don’t know they have a friend nearby who understands those feelings on a personal level. Wilma Cason, 74, is a...