Last month I featured one of my YouTube videos on the blog to answer the question, “what is breast cancer?” This month, we are going to head into more detail about invasive breast cancer and how it defines a specific cancer such as type, grade, and receptors. By the end of this short video you’ll be better informed and your questions answered.Read More
As you can tell from the increase of the color pink around you, from cleats, helmets and cars on TV and in countless other forms of support, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This is an important month to me because it highlights my passion and brings many opportunities for me to share about such an crucial topic.Read More
Tennova’s Health Extra For Women and The American Cancer Society invite you to a very special luncheon celebrating the lives and future birthdays of our mothers, sisters, daughters and friends diagnosed with breast cancer.Read More American Cancer Society, Breast cancer, Cancer, East Tennessee
The Silver Bullet, and not the one the Lone Ranger carried, is a drug that goes specifically and only to a breast cancer cell to kill it. We have had some not so perfect silver bullets in the past, but newer target therapies are turning out to act like silver bullets should. But first, a review.
Cancer cells exhibit uncontrolled growth in that they grow anywhere and everywhere. Imagine you are baking a cake and you pour the batter into a pan to shape the cake. After baking, you expect a cake in the shape of your pan. But now imagine that the cake grew right through the pan, that is, the cake did not respect the walls of your pan but grew right through the pan and into the walls of the oven. This is what cancer does.Read More Breast cancer, Health, Silver Bullet
Mammograms save lives. As a Breast Surgical Oncologist, together with the Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center, we strive to ensure that every woman who needs a mammogram can have access to one. We work with the county health departments, the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program and charities to assist women who need mammograms. At KCBC we have partnered with the Rowden family to establish and fund the Kim Rowden Breast Cancer Memorial Fund in order to provide breast cancer screening and treatment for women without financial resources.Read More
That is some fancy word. Probably French. Webster’s defines liaison as: an illicit sexual relationship. Most definitely a French word. But liason also means, “one that establishes and maintains communication for mutual understanding and cooperation.”Read More
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Ahoy! Your ship is ready to sail. She has been outfitted with the latest technology, the latest medicines and the most experienced crew this side starboard. Arrgh, I am your Captain and Lisa is yer First Mate. Climb aboard. The seas will be rough though the sun will shine. We shall sail the seas for that distant shore where cancer is no more. A place like no other, where cancer survivors go to celebrate life before returning home to their regular life. These distant shores may be far away, but, as your Captain, my crew and I will be with you every step of the way.
A question that I am often asked is Do I Need Chemotherapy? Or why does anyone need chemotherapy? The answer is: Because chemotherapy kills cancer.
Read More Breast cancer, Cancer, Cell (biology), Chemotherapy, Nature (journal), OncoType Dx, Stem cell, Tumor