Tennessee Has State’s Only Proton Therapy Center . . . But Not For Tennesseans

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News clip from WKRN:   Olympic Gold medalist and Provision Center for Proton Therapy board member Scott Hamilton visited Capitol Hill in Nashville to encourage lawmakers to support insurance coverage of proton therapy.

Did You Know . . .

Proton Therapy is the most advanced form of cancer treatment in the world, and now Tennessee has the Provision Center for Proton Therapy located in Knoxville. Our Tennessee proton center is one of only 14 operational centers in the nation. However, due to decisions by insurance carriers in Tennessee, if you are between the ages of 19 to 64, you are not covered for this unique treatment option. If you live in a neighboring state like Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Virginia or Florida, you are covered and you can come to our center in Tennessee to receive treatment.

Help us make sure that this treatment option is available to ALL Tennesseans that need it.  Call or email your representative today and encourage them to VOTE YES on Senate Bill 435 and House Bill 264.

www.capitol.tn.gov