The Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center (KCBC) is the first in Tennessee – and is among just a handful of breast centers in the country – to offer an exciting new way to treat breast cancer by freezing the tumor. This minimally invasive technique, called FROST (Freezing Instead of Resection of Small Tumors), can be done
October 20th, 2017 – Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center (KCBC) is putting a brand new mobile mammography unit on the road this October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The New Mobile is a 37-foot long coach equipped with the latest state of the art digital mammography equipment. The coach was designed especially for women by Dr.
Breast cancer is common in the United States and other developed countries, with one in eight women being diagnosed during their lifetime. Most women who are diagnosed with breast cancer have no substantial risk factors. I cannot tell you how many patients I have had who tell me, “This can’t be breast cancer. I exercise
In last month’s newsletter, I discussed KCBC’S position on “3D Mammography” there are advantages of breast ultrasound screening over “3D Mammography” despite the current craze over this 3D technique. First, to review “3D Mammography” it is not 3D imaging as it purports in its name. It cannot radiographically image the breast in all 3 dimensions.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA PROGRAM OVERVIEW – DOWNLOAD PDF FLYER LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is an evidence-based program that helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well-being following a cancer diagnosis. Participating YMCAs create a welcoming community in which survivors can improve their strength and physical fitness, diminish the severity of therapy side effects,
KCBC’S POSITION ON “3D” MAMMOGRAPHY (TOMOSYNTHESIS) There is a lot of buzz today in the mammography field about “3D” mammography being more sensitive in detecting breast cancers in dense breasts than the traditional “2D” mammography. At KCBC we receive a lot of questions about this newer technique and why KCBC does not perform “3D” mammography.
16th Annual KIM ROWDEN BREAST CANCER MEMORIAL FUND Golf Tournament October 2, 2017 9:00 a.m. Breast Cancer is a devastating disease that touches each and every one of us in some capacity. The best means we currently have to fight breast cancer is by early detection through annual screening mammography and, in some instances, a breast MRI. The Kim
WHO is wearing Wallaroo? On the street and at the beach: Cameron Diaz Kate Capshaw Kim Basinger Amanda Peet Brooke Shields Lolita Davidovich Courtney Thorne Smith On the green: Pro golfer Michelle McGann On the slopes: Pro Freestyle Skier, Adventurer, and Filmmaker, Alison Gannet WHAT is Wallaroo? Wallaroo is a line of Aussie-inspired, fashionably
Every once in a while the staff at Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center comes across a great article that we really feel like we should share. Breast Cancer.Org just published the mostintriguing article regarding diet. The word diet can cause a bit of anxiety all by itself, the following article however discusses eating habits that can
In the last few years, some experts have questioned whether DCIS (ductal carcinoma-in-situ) is a breast cancer. DCIS means that the cells that line the milk duct have become cancerous which is where most breast cancers begin. As time passes, the entire lumen of the ducts can be filled with the cancer cells. The duct
Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center is bringing back bone densitometry (DXA) to our facility. Many of our patients and referring physicians have asked us to bring this service back to KCBC and we have listened to you! What is DXA? A bone density test is the only test that can diagnose osteoporosis before a broken bone
Lymphedema is an incurable but treatable medical condition caused by injury, trauma or congenital defects in the lymphatic system. When the impairment becomes so great that the lymphatic fluid exceeds the lymphatic transport capacity, swelling results as an abnormal amount of protein-rich fluid collects in the tissues of the affected area. Over time, lymphedema (especially if
The Cancer Risk Assessment Center at KCBC is here for providers or individuals to learn more about their cancer risk, ways to lower that risk, and provide genetic counseling and testing. Through a risk assessment, we examine information regarding personal and family history that can influence cancer risk. The results will allow us to develop
As the leaders in Breast Cancer treatment and screening in East Tennessee, KCBC strives to bring our patients the most relevant information. We are committed to sharing great articles and information from other top medical providers. Recently we came across an outstanding article form our friends at (SBI) The Society of Breast Imaging. The article
Recently our staff at Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center came across the following NPR Story about BRCA and genetic testing that was on the radio yesterday 03/14/2016 from an oncologist at UT-Southwestern Medical Center. Oncologist Theodora Ross discusses the hereditary nature of cancer and her own predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer, which led her to have a