Robot-assisted Esophageal Surgery Helps Doctors Restore Lives

News from Fort Sanders Health & Lifestyles Millions of Americans experience acid reflux every day. Most don’t know if it’s severe enough and lasts long enough, in the worst cases acid reflux can increase the risk of esophageal cancer. When that happens, the...

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. Dr. Sung Lee, Colon and Rectal Surgeon at Premier Surgical Associates at Fort Sanders Regional in Knoxville TN, emphasizes the importance of early screening to prevention of colorectal cancer. “Early detection is key! If you...

Sevier Woman Cancer-Free after Treatment at Fort Sanders Regional

Sevier County resident Brenda Chandler is thankful to the surgical team at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville for saving her life. After a health scare that led to surgery earlier this year, she is back at home and feeling great. Chandler recalls...

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...