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 cancerous cells develop in the tissues of the pancreas. The […]

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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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Meet Dr. Gregory Midis

Dr. Gregory Midis is a surgical oncologist and has practiced in Knoxville for 2o years. He earned his BS at Dartmouth, and his MD at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He completed his residency in General Surgery at the University of Maryland in Baltimore and a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the Anderson Cancer […]

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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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Liver Cancer Awareness

The incidence rate for liver cancer has tripled since 1980. According to the American Cancer Society, there will be over 40,000 new cases of liver cancer in 2017 and over 28,000 will die from this type of cancer. In addition to Breast Cancer Awareness month, October is also recognized as Liver Cancer Awareness month. About […]

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A New Perspective

News From fort Sanders Regional Medical Center On any given day, you’ll find cancer patients and survivors who have found hope and help at Thompson Comprehensive Breast Center. One such woman is there every day the doors are open. “There’s so much good here, so much healing and loving,” Sue Miller says, “and I found […]

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Premier Surgical Oncology

Many patients diagnosed with cancer will undergo surgery in conjunction with chemotherapy as part of their treatment. Surgery for cancer usually involves the removal of tumor and its surrounding tissues. The goal of the surgery varies. It may be done to diagnose cancer, remove all or some of the cancerous tumor, or to determine if […]

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