World Cancer Day: Provision CARES Proton Therapy Impacts of Cancer Care in East Tennessee


Provision has treated almost 2,000 patients with proton therapy in Knoxville, Tennessee. These patients traveled from all over the United States and the world to receive the most advanced form of cancer treatment. Proton therapy benefit from reduced side effects and improved quality of life compared to those who receive conventional radiation therapy or surgery.

Sunday, February 4th, is an important day in the eyes of many. Many people will be gathered with friends and family cheering on their favorite NFL team, watching the nation’s most expensive commercials, or snacking on chips and salsa. However, to Provision CARES Proton Therapy, February 4th means a lot more. It is World Cancer Day, a day to raise awareness about cancer and how it affects people and communities across the globe.

According to the World Cancer Day website, “8.8 million people die from cancer worldwide every year out of which, 4 million die prematurely (meaning ages 30-69 years).” However, there are ways to combat the premature deaths from cancer. Prior to the diagnosis of cancer, early detection, through regular cancer screenings, and adopting healthy behaviors can allow more than 1/3 of cancers to be preventable. Post diagnosis, cancer treatment technology is changing the fight against cancer. Proton therapy is one of the treatment options that continues to enhance the fight against cancer and is available in East Tennessee at Provision CARES Proton Therapy Knoxville. Cancer prevention, patient and family support, and improving the care of patients are goals of both, World Cancer Day and Provision CARES Proton Therapy Knoxville.

Provision offers a variety of services to meet the needs of cancer patients. Through nutritional consultations and informational dietician sessions, to lifestyle services to assist with financial and personal burdens caused by a cancer diagnosis, the Provision CARE Team is available to assist in all aspects of cancer care. Provision Culture of CARE is about respecting the dignity and value and value of every person. Together WE CAN reduce the impact of cancer on our neighbors and communities.

If you or a loved one is faced with a cancer diagnosis and would like more information about proton therapy, please contact our Care Coordinator team at (865) 978-6623