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Posts categorized as “Thompson Cancer Survival Center”

Welcome David Chism, MD

Posted on January 27, 2020

David Chism, MD “Nearly three decades ago, my uncle’s diagnosis of stage four kidney cancer was devastating because there were few treatment options. Since then, cancer treatment has become more effective through tremendous advancements in immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapies. As an oncologist, I’m pleased to provide these advanced treatment methods to my patients.” Board […]


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.


A New Perspective

Posted on August 3, 2017

On any given day, you’ll find cancer patients and survivors who have found hope and help at Thompson Comprehensive Breast Center.


Knowledge is Power

Posted on February 15, 2017

You hardly ever see her cry, but Carolyn Guffey wipes away tears as she sits at a picnic table in the park thinking about the sadness of the past, and the bright promise of the future. It’s a chilly day with a bright blue sky, and she joyfully savors every second of it. “I’m looking […]


Voice of Experience

Posted on October 26, 2016

Catlett says, ‘Don’t wait. Have a mammogram.’ It had been three years since Stacey Catlett’s last mammogram. That came as a surprise to her. “Time gets away,” the Pigeon Forge native says. “I didn’t realize three years had passed so fast.” Stacey, who is in treatment for invasive ductal carcinoma, acknowledges that she would have […]