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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...

Reflecting on Reflux

Attorney finds relief from acid reflux with help from physicians and surgery It wasn’t a nightmare that was waking Nina Harris up. It was a lump in her throat. “I felt like I had a wet wad of cotton in my throat all the time,” says the Maryville woman. “I would wake...

Better measurements equal better health care

By Sharon Pound, Knoxville News Sentinel Special Publication When you’re a patient at the doctor’s office, how do you measure quality? Most people just want the doctor to fix their problem, as quickly as possible. From the moment patients walk through their doctor’s...

General Surgery is a Family Affair for Two Knox Brothers

Growing up, brothers Dr. K. Robert Williams and Dr. Kristopher B. Williams of Knoxville, never imagined they would one day both be physicians, must less – that they would be General surgeons working in the same practice and occasionally in the same Operating Room....