The Provision Center for Proton Therapy, Tennessee’s first and only proton therapy treatment facility, celebrated the treatment of its 100th patient today. Located in Knoxville on the Dowell Springs medical campus, the first patient was treated back in January with this revolutionary and accurate cancer treatment available at only in a handful of cities in the U.S.
Mr. Marshall Munro from Kingsport, Tennessee, completed his treatments today and gained the designation of patient number 100. Munro completed 40 treatments for prostate cancer. He traveled four hours round trip from his hime in Kingsport to Knoxville for 40 treatments. “That’s 10,000 miles and two oil changes,” joked Munro, “but I’m very happy with my decision and it was definitely worth it.”
Provision’s third treatment room is scheduled to open in early fall. Once the third treatment room opens the Provision Center for Proton Therapy will have the ability to provide life-saving cancer treatment to as many as 90+ patients per day.
“The treatment of our 100th patient is an exciting achievement,” said Mary Lou DuBois, President of Provision Center for Proton Therapy. “We are blessed and honored to provide our community and this region with the most compassionate and effective cancer treatment available today. ”