Hands holding an orange ribbon for skin cancer awareness month

How you can help the cause during Skin Cancer Awareness Month

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Did you know skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer? In fact, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the United States than all other cancers combined. Every year in May, we recognize Skin Cancer Awareness Month. It’s an opportunity to raise awareness about this prevalent disease and boost funding for potentially life-saving research. In this blog, we’ll highlight some key skin cancer statistics, signs & symptoms, and helpful resources you can share with your social networks to help the cause.

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Brain Cancer Awareness Month highlights benefits of proton therapy

Brain Tumor Awareness Month a chance to spotlight benefits of proton therapy treatment

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Brain Tumor Awareness Month happens every year in May. It’s a month dedicated to supporting the brain tumor community and raising awareness to help fund much needed cancer research. It’s also an opportunity to highlight the quality-of-life benefits proton therapy treatment can provide for patients with brain tumors. To help the spread the word, we’ve put together some key statistics, signs & symptoms, and helpful resources you can share with your networks to support the cause.

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You can raise proton therapy awareness through existing cancer awareness campaigns

How to raise proton therapy awareness through existing cancer campaigns

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Existing cancer awareness campaigns can be a very useful tool when trying to raise proton therapy awareness. They give you an opportunity to highlight possible treatments for those cancers and the potential benefits of proton therapy. April is both Head, Neck & Oral Cancer Awareness Month and Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. So, here are a few facts about each to help you spread the word using your social media feeds or just good old-fashioned conversation!

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Provision Nashville staff poses with its ASTRO APEx Accreditation certificate

Press Ganey, ASTRO recognize Provision for Culture and Quality of Care

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Provision is excited to announce that we have recently received distinguished recognition from two separate, well-reputed organizations in the healthcare industry. Provision CARES Proton Therapy Nashville was awarded the Press Ganey 2021 Guardian of Excellence Award®, garnering national attention for our Culture of Care for the second year in a row. In addition, Provision Nashville also achieved accreditation from the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s Accreditation Program for Excellence® (APEx), further demonstrating our commitment to excellence in safety and quality in patient-centered care.

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Provision celebrates #WeWhoCurie on International Day of Medical Physics

Celebrating the role of medical physics in patient safety

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Each year on November 7th, we celebrate the birthday of one of the great minds of science, a pioneer in the medical physics world, and an inspiration for women around the world – Marie Curie.

The International Day of Medical Physics falls on Madame Curie’s birthday, as does another movement to recognize women who excel in a historically male-driven field – #WeWhoCurie. On this day, Provision CARES Proton Therapy wants to recognize our own medical physicists, who play a vital role in keeping patients safe, as well as all the amazing women who are part of our team.

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Provision takes healthcare safety and security very seriously

‘Healthcare Safety & Security Week’ highlights Provision’s commitment to patients

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Each year during the second week of October, healthcare facilities around the country recognize “Healthcare Security & Safety Week.” This is a chance to send our appreciation to all the professionals out there who work hard to make sure the facilities we rely on for our healthcare needs are safe and secure. This includes everything from the physical safety of patients and staff to virtual security of medical records and personal health information.

Provision is 100% committed to the health and safety of our patients and staff, as well as the security of their private information. Not only have we implemented robust safety policies and training, but we’ve even designated several staff members to serve on our dedicated Safety Committee.

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Knowing the common prostate cancer risk factors can help men detect the disease earlier

Prostate cancer risk factors: What men should know to help with early detection

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One of the keys to detecting prostate cancer early is understanding the most common risk factors. Since September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, this article will focus on raising awareness of early detection. By knowing which groups of men are most at risk, you’ll be better equipped to make educated decisions about when to begin screening and what to ask your doctor.

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Members of Blue Origin's Radiation Effects Team pose while testing space travel equpiment at Provision CARES Proton Therapy Knoxville

How protons created an unlikely connection between cancer treatment and space travel

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What do you envision when you look at the sky and think of outer space?

We recently had the pleasure of chatting with Merek Chertkow of Blue Origin, an aerospace company whose mission is to benefit the Earth by one day sending millions of people to live and work in space. (Side note: Just days after we spoke to him, Blue Origin made headlines by successfully completing New Shepard’s first human flight!)

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Felicia rings the bell after completing proton therapy for breast cancer

Breast cancer patient says proton therapy allowed her to ‘go on with life’

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The way Felicia sees it, her cancer journey wasn’t a marathon. It wasn’t even just one race. Instead, it was a series of short courses, each with its own finish line.

And proton therapy was her final finish line. The one that meant the most.

“I took it in chunks. I looked at everything as a finish line,” she says. “Like going through chemo. Just get to that finish line. And proton therapy is my last finish line, so I’m excited!”

The road to that final finish line included mountains of research. She chose to be her own health advocate and made sure she knew each and every one of her treatment options. Ultimately, she took a path that led her to Provision CARES Proton Therapy.

“I still have a lot of life ahead of me. I’ve got things I want to do. Proton therapy makes me feel like my cancer is truly out of me and I’m done. Let’s go on with life. Let’s move forward!”

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