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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Breast cancer survivor grateful for prompt and professional care

News from Parkwest Medical Center Liz Clary can’t help smiling when she talks about the seven alpacas on her farm, or the chickens and sheep she’s raised.“I just love all of my animals, and I love the farm,” Clary says. “It helps you stay grounded, and keeps things in perspective.” Farming is one of many […]

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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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Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that May is National Skin Cancer Awareness month? According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer not only in the United States, but globally as well. If you discover unusual skin spots but are not sure if they’re normal or not, it may be […]

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Liver Cancer – Diagnosis & Treatment

There are a number of tests that can help diagnose liver disease and identify  liver cancer. A blood test can detect if there is a problem with the function of your liver.  Methods of diagnosing and pinpointing liver cancer may include imaging such as an MRI or an angiogram. A further option is a biopsy. […]

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No walk in the woods: Retired principal gives lessons for life after colon cancer surgery

News from Parkwest Hiking the Appalachian Trail has been on his “bucket list” for years, but it’s taken on a whole new meaning since Steve Millsaps was diagnosed with colon cancer last July. Now, he wants to walk the 2,190-mile trek from Maine to Georgia to raise awareness of the disease and the importance 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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What You Need to Know After a Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis is always a shocking experience and one that can lead to a bit of an anatomy lesson in order to understand the affected part of the body and its function. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, here are several things you need to know. The prognosis isn’t good, but surgery […]

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What You Need to Know After a Liver Cancer Diagnosis

Liver cancer occurs when the cells of your liver lose control of the way they grow and divide. Often times the first signs of liver cancer are vague symptoms like unexpected weight loss, loss of appetite, and nausea. Many symptoms don’t actually appear until later stages of the disease. In order to establish a liver […]

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