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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. […]


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 […]


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 “I love what I do. Treating cancer is a combination of science and humanity, and it gives me a great deal of satisfaction to build relationships with my patients and work with them every day.”  Meet Dr. Ashraf – Watch Video Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology Fellowship:  Medical […]