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Removing the Threat of Thyroid Cancer

Fellowship-trained Surgical Oncologist Treats Thyroid Cancer After a career in the United States Air Force, Jesus Navarro has developed a can-do and will-do attitude. If something needs to be taken care of, he gets the job done. So it’s no surprise he was stoic when...

Pancreatic Cancer: Signs and Symptoms

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death among Americans, accounting for over 47,000 deaths in 2020. Like any other type of cancer, pancreatic cancer develops when the cells in an organ start to grow abnormally. The majority of pancreatic...

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...

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

Pancreatic cancer accounts for about 3 percent of all cancer types. It is estimated that over 50,000 adults in the United States will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year. What is Pancreatic Cancer? Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer on which malignant or...

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,...