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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Be Skin Safe!

Every year, more people United States are diagnosed with skin cancer than all other forms of cancer combined. While early detection is important in keeping skin cancer from becoming life-threatening, taking proper steps for prevention is key. Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville reminds you that one of the best ways to prevent skin cancer is […]

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Early Diagnosis Increases Cancer Survival Rates

Cancer survival rates vary, usually depending on the type of cancer. For instance, the overall five-year survival rate of those with bladder cancer is 78 percent while it’s 56 percent for those with early stage lung cancer. These figures simply mean that out of a 100, 78 of those with bladder cancer and 56 of […]

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Bright Days Ahead: Melanoma Patient Becomes Advocate for Sun Safety

Even though Premier Surgical oncologist Paul Dudrick, MD, isn’t known for being a skilled artist, Robin MacLean carries one of his drawings in her purse. It’s the paper that was spread across the examination table when Dr. Dudrick drew a picture to help her understand the cancer surgery she would undergo at Fort Sanders Regional […]

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2018, there will be over 90,000 new cases of colon cancer and over 40,000 new cases of rectal cancer. What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer is a […]

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World Cancer Day

February 4th is recognized as World Cancer Day. Cancer is still one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Last year, it was estimated that there will be over 1 million new cases of cancer and over 600,000 deaths from it. What is cancer? Cancer is a name given to a collection of related diseases. […]

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Pancreatic Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society about 53,670 people in the United States will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year. The average lifetime risk of pancreatic cancer for both men and women is 1.5% (about 1 in 65) although this is largely dependent on the existing risk factors. About Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatic cancer develops […]

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Is Breast Cancer Genetic Testing Right for You?

From Tennova Healthcare October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Tennova Healthcare is using the occasion to call attention to the role of genetic testing in the fight against the disease. Genetic testing has quickly become a more mainstream practice—both for human interest about one’s ancestry, and for the purpose of understanding how that […]

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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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