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Fort Sanders Regional Welcomes Dr. Wilson to the Team

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles Ana K. Wilson, DO, MS, has joined Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center’s surgical oncology program. She is board-certified in general surgery with special fellowship training in complex general surgery and surgical...

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...

Types of Breast Implants

Breast implants are used for a cosmetic procedure called breast augmentation. Commonly referred to as a “breast aug” or “boob job,” this procedure aims to improve the size, fullness, projection, and even symmetry of the breasts. According to FDA, breast implants must...

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...