My Path to Oncology

Will Donnellan, M.D., TENNESSEE ONCOLOGY As medical professionals, we all have a unique path that led us to our chosen field. While this path is often decades in the making, most oncologists can pinpoint a handful of transformative experiences that drew them to this specialty. For many, it was a specific interaction with a patient […]

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A Few Basic Tips for Caregivers

Being a family caregiver isn’t always easy. Between providing emotional support, physical care, rides to appointments and more, the process of assisting someone with cancer can be exhausting. Below are four tips to help make life easier, if you’re currently acting as a caregiver to your loved ones. Practice Self-Care Taking care of yourself is […]

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Thankful

Jeff Patton, MD, CEO, TENNESSEE ONCOLOGY Happy fall everyone! November is a busy month for the Patton household. In addition to the holiday, we celebrate 3 birthdays; Mary on the first, me on the 25th and Ashley on the 28th. Hope Evan is saving his pennies for birthday and Christmas gifts. Thanksgiving is one of […]

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Navigating Thanksgiving Events as a Cancer Patient

Celebrating Thanksgiving as a cancer patient can make things a little different. Depending on how you feel and where you are in your treatment, you may have to tweak your traditions to fit what is best for you. Below are four tips to navigating the holidays this month. Talk to Your Doctor Talk to your […]

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Tobacco is Still the Number One Cause of Lung Cancer

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month- a great time to educate yourself about the number one thing you can do to help prevent the disease. There are three main types of lung cancer, each with varying treatments and prognosis. They are: Non-small cell lung cancer Small cell lung cancer Lung carcinoid tumors Non-small cell lung […]

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