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Posts categorized as “Oncology”

Navigating Food and Medication Interactions

Posted on May 12, 2021

This content was written by Chelsea Johnson, MS, RD, LDN, one of  Thompson Cancer Survival Center’s Clinical Dietitians. In the oncology setting, it is common for patients to begin new medications. Chemotherapy drugs treat cancer, and your provider may prescribe medications to prevent or manage side effects of treatment. I hear many patients say they […]


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 […]


Double Punch

Posted on October 22, 2020

Wilma Cason beat breast cancer twice with the help of Thompson Comprehensive Breast Center, a department of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.


Lather Up and Cover Up To Avoid Skin Cancer

Posted on August 3, 2020

Grant Clark, MD, medical director of radiation oncology at Thompson Cancer Survival Center’s downtown clinic, provides advice on avoiding skin cancer.


Bright Days Ahead

Posted on May 31, 2018

Robin MacLean guesses that she did the most damage to her skin during the early part of her career with the United States Navy while stationed in Hawaii. Several days later MacLean found out the mole on her back was a cancerous melanoma.


2018 Thompson Terrific Tuesdays

Posted on May 21, 2018

Busy schedules can make it difficult to schedule your annual mammogram. Thompson Comprehensive Breast Center wants to help! We will be staying open late on the following dates throughout the summer to offer you more convenient appointment times:  June 12 June 26 July 10 July 31 August 14 October 16 The last appointment will be […]


Welcome Jitendra Gandhi, MD

Posted on October 11, 2016

Jitendra Gandhi, MD joins Thompson Cancer Survival Center, Thompson Oncology Group, and Covenant Health, the region’s top-performing healthcare network.