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By competing in Knoxville’s Real Men Wear Pink 2015 campaign, I’m doing my best to make sure some amazing ladies are around for a long time to come.Read More
By competing in Knoxville’s Real Men Wear Pink 2015 campaign, I’m doing my best to make sure some amazing ladies are around for a long time to come.Read More American Cancer Society, Real Men Wear Pink, WVLT Local 8 News
Thank you can be the hardest words to say.
Thank you may be the most wonderful words you ever whisper.
I wish I could say thank you more often. I should thank my wife, my nurse, and my God everyday. God restores my soul to me each morning, for which I am grateful. I should thank Him. My wife loves me and marries me anew each and every day. I should thank her with more than just a wink and a smile. My nurse takes care of you, my patients, and ensures that your pain is controlled, that your wounds heal, and that your spirits remain high. I should thank her more often.Read More
Breast cancer is an umbrella term we use to describe hundreds of different types of localized cancers. While there are five broad categories of breast cancer, each cancer is unique and requires its own, specialized treatment plan. Some cancers are more aggressive than others, which means your treatment plan may not require surgery as the first step.Read More breast cancer oncologist, general surgeon, health insurance, Her2-positive, Perjeta, tumor board
We have come so far and we are so close to the dream of a breast cancer free world. We discovered the estrogen receptor and created tamoxifen to shut it down. We discovered the Her2 receptor (the most deadly of breast cancers) and created Herceptin to shut it down. We can now kill most breast cancers and stop many of them in their tracks. The vast majority of breast cancers can now be fended off for a long time, giving women the opportunities to experience life with their families. Mothers now have the chance to watch their daughters grow up and become mothers themselves.
When we have faith and hope, we rise upon wings like eagles. We soar among the clouds, reaching for the best in ourselves. I have landed in Powell, TN.
An extension to my practice in West Knoxville, I have just opened a new location in Powell, TN just off of Emory Road, near the I-75 exit.Read More North Knoxville Medical Center, Powell, Turkey Creek Medical Center
Leslie received a preliminary breast cancer diagnosis only a few days ago, but she was already afraid of what the road to recovery entailed. Although she was very grateful her condition was treatable, she was not looking forward to experiencing chemotherapy and its grueling side effects, specifically that of hair loss and vomiting. Did the treatments hurt? They might. Leslie wasn’t sure and the unknown worried her. Her family and friends were quick to show their love and support when they heard the news. Her husband and her surgeon promised to walk with her every step of the way. She knew she could count on them to make the burden of cancer a little bit lighter; but it was still a burden, and she was the one who would have to bear the brunt of it.
It was a beautiful summer day, but Laurie could feel the tension in the air as she anticipated her opponent’s next move. Whack! She sprinted towards the net, stretched out her racquet, and smashed the ball, sending it past her sister for the final winning point. She smiled, red-faced and out of breath. I’m only 34, she thought as she chugged her bottled water. I shouldn’t be this exhausted from a pick-up tennis match! Her older sister, Patricia, gave a knowing smile and shook her head as she dried the sweat beads from her neck with a towel. “We are so out of shape!,” she called from across the court.
Today, I have hung my own shingle. I have opened a solo practice in Breast Surgical Oncology and General Surgery. I have chosen to buck the trends of joining either a large group practice or an employed position with a hospital. I am now an independent practitioner, someone who can give my patients the personal care they deserve and all the time and attention they need.Read More
Josephine was excited. She had completed her breast cancer treatments and was ready to get on with the rest of her life. She was worried about lymphedema. But, after reading the blog post on lymphedema risk reduction, Josephine knows that she can reduce the risk of developing lymphedema after treatment for breast cancer. She can directly affect whether she develops lymphedema. After surgery, the biggest risk factors for lymphedema are obesity and inflammation. Josephine needs to keep her Body Mass Index below 25 and she needs to avoid infection and sunburns of her arm and chest. And the next best thing is to exercise. Exercise can reduce the risk of lymphedema. Exercise can lessen the pain and swelling from lymphedema. And exercise can sometimes even put lymphedema into remission. Josephine had a consultation with a lymphedema specialist and continues to exercise under the guidance of her lymphedema specialist. The key to success: Take It Slow.Read More Breast Cancer Treatment, cancer of the lymph nodes, how to prevent lymphedema, how to reduce risk of lymphedema, lymphedema after breast cancer, lymphedema after mastectomy, preventing lymphedema after breast cancer, reducing risk of lymphedema, risk of lymphedema, things to do for lymphedema