Cancer Survivors Day

Cancer is one of the major causes of death in the United States. Based on statistics, it is estimated that cancer deaths are 164 per 100,000. The number of deaths is usually higher in women than in men. Can cancer be prevented? Although there are certain factors in cancer development that you can’t control (e.g. […]

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Early Detection is the Key to Cancer Treatment & Survival

Early detection of cancer provides a better treatment outcome. Our physicians at Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville want you to know the two major components of early cancer detection: education and screening. Education to Promote Early Diagnosis Learning the warning signs of cancer and taking prompt action can lead to early diagnosis. The following are […]

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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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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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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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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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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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