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The Link Between Nutrition & Healing

Posted on July 27, 2021

This post authored by Chelsea Johnson, MS, RD, LDN – Clinical Dietitian, Thompson Cancer Survival Center Why do we, clinical dietitians, talk about healing? Surgeries, treatment side effects, injuries, and chronic wounds are all reasons why healing is a priority for cancer patients. Proper healing helps patients continue treatment and their daily activities. Surprisingly, nutrition […]


Taking the Hospital Home – New Lung Cancer Research

Posted on July 2, 2021

This content was written by Shelly Abrams, RN, BSN, Clinical Research Coordinator Can Mobile Devices Identify Post-Treatment Problems Early? ON TRAX – Evaluating a mobile technology monitoring device used in patients with inoperable Stage 3 Lung Cancer    Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in men and women worldwide.  People […]


5 Ways Oncology Pharmacists Keep You Safe

Posted on June 28, 2021

This content was written by Nicholeah Lewallen, PharmD, BCPS Patients who have been diagnosed with cancer interact with many healthcare professionals and support services staff along their journey. They may see some providers only once or twice. Patients may see others regularly enough to think of them as family. There are some members of the […]


Genetic Counseling versus Genetic Testing

Posted on June 23, 2021

Genetic Testing versus Genetic Counseling: What’s the Difference? This content was written by Alora Terry, LGC, at Thompson Cancer Survival Center In the past decade, the information available about genetic testing has greatly increased. It has become more readily available to people everywhere through commercial companies like AncestryDNA and 23andMe. There has also been an […]


A Weapon for the War Against Cancer

Posted on June 16, 2021

New Linear Accelerator Adds to Treatment Arsenal at Thompson Cancer Survival Center In a quiet corner of Thompson Cancer Survival Center at Methodist Medical Center, a man sits with an open Bible, intently focused on the words. He is James Miller, a cancer patient who is looking for hope in a hard season of life. […]


Dedicated and Determined

Posted on May 30, 2021

Sevier County Woman Battles Breast Cancer While Recovering from Bilateral Arm and Shoulder Break Jeanne Bishop, a retired nurse living in Sevier County, came into LeConte Medical Center for a routine mammogram last November. When the results came back abnormal, she followed up with an ultrasound and biopsy. She underwent a lumpectomy, or removal of […]


7 Myths about Clinical Trials Dispelled

Posted on May 27, 2021

This content was written by Jessica Severt RN, BSN, Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator at Thompson Cancer Survival Center.  Clinical trials are how we discover new and superior treatments, better ways to prevent side effects, and improve survival rates for cancer patients. According to research, only approximately 3-5% of adult cancer patients participate in a clinical […]


Cancer and Mental Health

Posted on May 26, 2021

This content was written by Jessica Antal, MSSW, LCSW, of Thompson Cancer Survival Center.  May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Many people don’t realize the impact that a disease like cancer has on mental health. That’s why it is critically important that cancer patients discuss their mental and emotional health with their family members and […]