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Posts categorized as “Radiation Oncology”

No Place Like Home

Posted on June 17, 2022

New Linear Accelerator at Thompson Cancer-Sevier Brings Cutting-Edge Treatment to Local Cancer Patients The tumor was discovered by pure coincidence. When Jamesena Miller underwent a CT scan in October 2021 to follow up on a lung procedure, her surgeon noticed a spot in her left breast that he recommended checking. After Miller underwent a lumpectomy […]


Establishing Universal Dose Guidelines in Radiation Oncology

Posted on April 12, 2022

A member of the Covenant Health cancer care team co-authored a study recently published in JACMP (Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics). Senior Medical Physicist at Cumberland Medical Center – Cancer Center, Ivan L. Cordrey, Ph.D., DABR, shares joint first authorship credit for the study: A measure of SRS/SRT plan quality: Quantitative limits for intermediate […]


Colorectal Cancer: Risks and Awareness

Posted on March 14, 2022

Content provided by Alora Terry, MS, CGC, at TCSC March is colorectal cancer awareness month. With 1 in 23 to 25 Americans (approximately 4%) developing colorectal cancer at some point in their life, an understanding of prevention and detection can be life-saving information. Cancer Screenings Colorectal cancer (CRC) prevention and detection often take the form […]


Thompson’s Experts: Mentoring the Future of Cancer Care

Posted on February 21, 2022

The Thompson Cancer Survival Center team’s mission to put patients first and strive to consistently achieve excellence can be witnessed daily in the teams’ interactions caring for patients. Thompson also demonstrates this mission in ways that may not be as obvious, such as supporting and investing in a robust Clinical Research program, acquiring and maintaining […]


Managing Diabetes with Cancer

Posted on January 6, 2022

Content authored by Chelsea Johnson, MS, RD, LDN – Clinical Dietitian The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates 122 million Americans live with diabetes or prediabetes. The CDC also reported more than 1.7 million new cancer cases in one year in the United States. With these numbers, it is no surprise that patients come through […]


Genetic Counseling vs. 23andMe: What’s the difference?

Posted on December 29, 2021

Before you order that at-home genetic testing kit… Content authored by: Ann Faulkner, Licensed Genetic Counselor, Thompson Cancer Survival Center Genetic testing is more accessible than ever with the advent of direct-to-consumer testing like 23andMe. But what are the benefits of seeing a genetic counselor rather than ordering the test yourself? Direct-to-consumer (DTC) companies such […]


Holidays, Stress, and Cancer

Posted on December 6, 2021

Content written by Jessica Antal, MSSW, LCSW Holidays are stressful for many people. If you are undergoing cancer treatment or caring for a family member or friend who has cancer, the holiday season can be an especially difficult time. There are steps you can take to decrease the stress and find opportunities to enjoy the […]


Building a Healthy Relationship with Food

Posted on November 19, 2021

Content authored by Chelsea Johnson, MS, RD, LDN – Clinical Dietitian If you feel different about food because of cancer, you are not alone. Cancer changes eating habits. Cancer changes your body. These changes, plus a swarm of conflicting messages about food and cancer online, can create anxiety. Luckily, there are simple strategies that can […]