Breast Cancer Signs & Symptoms to Know

While awareness of breast cancer has become fairly common in our society, there is often little understanding about all of the symptoms that can help with early diagnosis. These signs can play an important role in finding breast cancer before it’s too late, but should not forgo the process of regular screening tests and mammograms. […]

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Inch By Inch, Life’s A Cinch. Yard By Yard, Life Is Hard. And Other Things.

Jeff Patton, MD, CEO, TENNESSEE ONCOLOGY Are you ready for some football? Fall and football go great together- here’s wishing your teams a winning season! It looks like the Titans may be competitive this year so let’s hope for more hometown excitement. It’s apparently wedding season. Mary and I attended a wedding with Ashley this […]

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Volunteerism in Oncology

Charles Penley, M.D. TENNESSEE ONCOLOGY Midtown I am proud of my work as an oncologist, and I feel there is no higher calling than assisting the seriously ill. My patients inspire and teach me—it’s an honor to serve them. I also believe we can serve our patients’ needs by working at the societal level, and […]

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Advances In Breast Cancer

Nancy Peacock, M.D. TENNESSEE ONCOLOGY St. Thomas Midtown October is breast cancer awareness month and brings the opportunity to share new and interesting developments in the arena of breast cancer treatment. As you would expect, prevention remains preferable to treatment. Clearly the risk of developing breast cancer is not in one’s control, but, there are […]

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Immunotherapy is Changing the Lives of Melanoma Patients

Kent Shih M.D. TENNESSEE ONCOLOGY St. Thomas West For the last 15 years, I have watched melanoma care and research change dramatically, and immunotherapy has been central to that change. Immunotherapy amplifies the immune system, finding melanoma that hides then stops and kills it. When immunotherapy was introduced over 20 years ago, it did little […]

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