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 Surgical

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...

Dr. Vinsant Awarded Hidden Scar Breast Certification

Jessica Vinsant, MD, FACS, of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville has been recognized as a Hidden Scar Trained Surgeon for Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery. Dr. Vinsant is among the first in the Knoxville region to perform this advanced approach to breast cancer...

Breast Cancer Care at Premier

Breast cancer is still one of the most common types of cancer affecting Americans. Although more common in women, breast cancer can also affect men. With substantial support for breast cancer awareness and increased funding for research, the breast cancer survival...