Breast Cancer Awareness

The American Cancer Society estimated that there will be over 200,000 new cases of breast cancer this year. Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. Learning the basic facts of […]

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East Tennessee Resources For Breast Cancer Surgery

A breast cancer diagnosis is often received with shock, which may be followed shortly by confusion. The questions about what types of treatment are advisable and where to receive them can seem endless. The Breast Services physicians of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville have great compassion for each breast cancer patient who feels lost with […]

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What’s The Difference Between a Lumpectomy and a Mastectomy?

According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 240,00 new cases of invasive breast cancer were  diagnosed in 2015. Because breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women following lung cancer, knowing your treatment options is crucial to recovery. The Premier Surgical Associates physicians know how important it is to offer […]

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14 Questions You Should Ask Before Breast Cancer Surgery

A diagnosis of breast cancer is a daunting experience to say the least. Even a breast cancer scare can bring on a lot of anxiety and uncertainty, so understandably the news of breast cancer surgery can be terrifying. There are two main types of breast cancer surgery: lumpectomy and mastectomy. Partial mastectomy, or lumpectomy, is […]

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What happens after I schedule my breast cancer surgery?

Breast cancer treatment and surgery is a tough battle. The diagnosis of breast cancer is never something you can plan for so coordinating all the steps for treatment can certainly add additional stress to the situation. Premier Surgical Associates works to schedule appointments for breast cancer patients with one of the surgeons quickly after diagnosis. […]

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What does a breast cancer surgery look like?

More often than not, when a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, she can expect to undergo some type of surgery. The most common surgical procedures for breast cancer patients include: Partial Mastectomy – Also known as breast-conserving surgery or lumpectomy, the goal of this procedure is to remove only the part of the breast […]

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