Betsy was happy with her body. She was fashionable is a summer dress. She was relaxed in a bathing suit. She was confident in her fall sweater. She was happy, until last week. She got the phone call. Yes, that phone call, the one where the radiologist calls and tells you that you have breast cancer. Betsy was afraid. She was scared.Read More
A Presentation to the East Tennessee Association of Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Joanne was watching Jurassic Park with her son, Tommy. It was his birthday and he wanted to watch an old movie?! Good grief! Joanne watched the screen as Mr. DNA described how the scientists at Jurassic Park had recreated dinosaurs. Then Joanne wondered if Mr. DNA could recreate dinosaurs, could Mr. DNA cure cancer?Read More BRCA gene, DNA, her2-positive breast cancer, oncotypeDX, Ovarian cancer
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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 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
The Mission: Cure Breast Cancer
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.
After a simple Google search, Evelyn was petrified. She had just read an article that claimed breast cancer was contagious. It was also caused by wearing deodorant and underwire bras multiplied breast cancer cells. The electrical wires carrying Internet to her house also caused breast cancer! So did eating sugar and drinking soda!Read More breast cancer myths, breast cancer prevention, breast compression, contagious, deodorant, obesity, radiation, sugar intake
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.