Hope & Healing: One Breast Cancer Survivor’s Story

From Parkwest Medical Center Health & Lifestyles There was so much to do and so much to look forward to! Diane Neely had decided to retire early in May 2017 and was making plans to travel, spend time with her family, and get involved in volunteer work. But when she discovered a lump in her […]

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Breast Cancer Care at Premier Surgical Associates

Breast Cancer Awareness Every October, we recognize the brave women who are fighters and survivors of Breast Cancer. Roughly 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. That’s a little over 12% of the female population. Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. As […]

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Dr. Vinsant Offers a Woman’s Perspective for Breast Cancer Patients

Dr. Jessica Vinsant is a General Surgeon at Premier Surgical in Knoxville, Tennessee. She specializes in the treatment of breast disease and breast cancer surgery. Dr. Vinsant is happy to be a resource for women who are undergoing these treatments, and to offer a woman’s perspective to help her patients make educated decisions about what […]

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Breast cancer survivor grateful for prompt and professional care

News from Parkwest Medical Center Liz Clary can’t help smiling when she talks about the seven alpacas on her farm, or the chickens and sheep she’s raised.“I just love all of my animals, and I love the farm,” Clary says. “It helps you stay grounded, and keeps things in perspective.” Farming is one of many […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness

The American Cancer Society estimated that there will be over 200,000 new cases of breast cancer this year. Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. Learning the basic facts of […]

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A New Perspective

News From fort Sanders Regional Medical Center On any given day, you’ll find cancer patients and survivors who have found hope and help at Thompson Comprehensive Breast Center. One such woman is there every day the doors are open. “There’s so much good here, so much healing and loving,” Sue Miller says, “and I found […]

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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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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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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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