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Oncology Rehabilitation Services

Posted on March 5, 2021

Research shows that physical therapy during and after cancer treatment can speed up functional recovery, reduce pain and fatigue, and decrease the risk for other complications. And, it also helps patients and caregivers regain a sense of hope and independence. At Thompson Cancer Survival Center, we partner with Covenant Health Therapy Centers to provide convenient […]


Cancer and COVID-19

Posted on February 9, 2021

Board-certified Medical Oncologist David Chism, MD helps us understand what impact COVID-19 has on cancer patients.  Does COVID-19 impact cancer patients differently? We have discovered that cancer patients with metastatic disease (stage IV) and active cancer do worse with COVID-19.  Kuderer, N.M. et.al published on behalf of the COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC-19) in June […]


Gynecologic Oncology

Posted on January 28, 2021

What is a Gynecologic Oncologist? A Gynecologic Oncologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancers. Gynecologic cancers include: cervical cancer ovarian cancer uterine cancer vaginal cancer and vulva cancer. Each of these has different symptoms, risk factors, and treatments. A gynecologic oncologist focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of […]


Farrukh Ashraf, MD

Posted on January 22, 2021

Farrukh Ashraf, MD Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology Fellowship:  Medical Oncology, Wright State University,  Dayton, OH Residency:  Internal Medicine,  Wright State University,  Dayton, OH Medical School:  Quaid-e-Azam Medical College,  Bahawalpur, Pakistan Clinical Interests:  Special interest in breast cancer treatment.  Location: Thompson Oncology Group – West 9711 Sherill Boulevard Knoxville, TN 37932 […]


David Martin, MD

Posted on January 18, 2021

David Martin, MD “I’m dedicated to preventing and treating women’s cancers, and providing surgical therapy for difficult gynecologic diseases. There are many new medical treatments available, and I’m excited to provide these new therapies with the program at Thompson Oncology Group.” Board Certification:  Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship:  Gynecologic Oncology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill […]


Catching Lung Cancer Early

Posted on November 19, 2020

Gregory Dorsett had just come in for a regular physical. The next thing he knew, he was receiving a low-dose CT scan that found his lung cancer early.


Assess Cancer Risk with Genetic Counseling

Posted on November 12, 2020

Genetic Counselor Awareness Day is Nov. 12, 2020. Learn more here.


Welcome Mailien Rogers, DO

Posted on November 5, 2020

Mailien Rogers, DO “My roots are embedded in the heart of East Tennessee. Being a native of the area, I vowed to provide excellent care for those who took part in making me who I am today. I am a southern girl with a caring heart, and I am honored when patients entrust me with […]