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Nutrition Tips for Chemotherapy Patients

Posted on April 8, 2021

This content was written by Amanda Mondini, RD, LD, one of Thompson Cancer Survival Center’s Clinical Dietitians.  Overview of Chemotherapy Side Effects If your doctor has recommended chemotherapy as a treatment for cancer, you are likely processing a whole host of emotions: uncertainty, fear, and stress may be among them. While all of these feelings […]


Nutrition Tips for Radiation Therapy Patients

Posted on March 23, 2021

This content was written by Chelsea Johnson, MS, RD, LDN, one of Thompson Cancer Survival Center’s Clinical Dietitians.  Managing Nutrition During Cancer Treatment Before, during, and after treatment, nutrition can be challenging for patients and caregivers. Radiation therapy uses high-energy beams to destroy cancer cells. While treating cancer cells, surrounding healthy cells can be damaged. […]


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 […]


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 […]


DAISY Award Winners – July 2020

Posted on July 24, 2020

Two nurse navigators at Thompson Cancer Survival Center were honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses on July 21, 2020. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. The DAISY Award was established in 1999 by the family of a patient who had received […]