Cancer Institute

Cancer Institute

Whether you are living life after cancer, or trying to prevent it, our oncology doctors will answer your most common questions. Learn what screenings you need, how often and when to seek medical advice.

The Cancer Institute at The University of Tennessee Medical offers comprehensive cancer treatment that houses state-of-the-art equipment and advanced clinical trials that seed new research and treatment projects. 

An Evening in Orange 2011 - Cancer Institute
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An Evening in Orange took place on April 30, 2011 at Thompson Boling Arena benefiting the Cancer Institute. The event raised over $1 million in one night. Chairs of the event were Bruce and Brandy Pearl. Learn more about An Evening in Orange at http://www.utmedicalcenter.org/make-a-gift/special-events/an-evening-in-orange-2012/
Medical Moment: Lung Cancer
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Dr. J. Clay Callison, pulmonary medicine physician, discussed the types of lung cancers as well as treatment options that are currently available. In this Medical Moment, Dr. Callison will answer the following questions: What are the different types of lung cancer? Can lung cancer be prevented of detected early? How is lung cancer treated? For more information about pulmonary medicine, lung cancers or treatment options available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970
Medical Moment: Uterine Cancer
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Dr. Larry Kilgore, gynecology oncologist, talks about uterine cancer, the signs and symptoms and treatments available. In this video Dr. Kilgore will answer the following questions: • What is uterine cancer? • What are the risk factors of uterine cancer? • What are the signs and symptoms of uterine cancer? • How is uterine cancer treated? • What are additional treatments options? For more information about cancer, treatments and oncology services available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970.
Medical Moment: Breast Cancer
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Dr. John L. Bell, Surgical Oncologist, talks about the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. In this video Dr. Bell will answer the following questions about breast cancer: • How does a woman get a diagnosis of breast cancer? • What steps are taken after receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer? • What treatment options are available? For more information about mammograms, University Breast Center or Cancer services available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970.
Medical Moment: Oral Cancer
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Dr. Eric Carlson, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, talks about the causes, diagnosis and treatment options for oral cancer. In this video Dr. Carlson will answer the following questions: • How does tobacco cause oral cancer? • What signs or symptoms would a patient experience with oral cancer? • How does a patient get screened for oral cancer? • What treatment options are available for oral cancer? For more information about oral cancer or any of the cancer services available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970. In-depth report on Oral Cancer, visit http://www.utmedicalcenter.org/your-health/encyclopedia/disease/001035/
Medical Moment: Colon Cancer
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Dr. James McLoughlin, Surgical Oncologist, talks about the diagnosis and treatment options for colon cancer. In this video Dr. McLoughlin l will answer the following questions about colon cancer: • What are the screening guidelines for colon cancer? • What happens after something is found during a screening colonoscopy? • What treatment options are available for colon cancer? • When would a colostomy be needed? • Are there things I can do to prevent colon cancer? For more information about colonoscopies or cancer services available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970.
Cancer Institute
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Dr. John L. Bell, Cancer Institute Director, talks about the new Cancer Institute facility at UT Medical Center and how patient care will be more comprehensive and coordinated.
Medical Moment: Prostate Cancer
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Dr. W. Bedford Waters, Urologist, discusses diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer as well as the recent controversy about prostate cancer screenings: • What is all the confusion about prostate cancer screenings? • What does UT Medical Center recommend for prostate cancer screenings? • How does a man get screened for prostate cancer? • What treatments options are available if a man is diagnoses with prostate cancer? For more information about prostate cancer or urology services available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970
Medical Moment: Palliative Care
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Dr. Lynn Osterlund talks about what palliative care is, how it can benefit you or a loved one, as well as how to request palliative care services. For more information about patient services, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org
Medical Moment: HPV and Oral Cancer
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Dr. J. Michael McCoy discusses the HPV/Oral Cancer link. For more information about HPV and Oral Cancer, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org
Medical Moment: Prevention of Cervical Cancer
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Dr. Kristopher Kimball, GYN Oncologist, discusses prevention methods and treatments for cervical cancer. For more information about Cervical Cancer, visit our website at www.utmedicalcenter.org
CyberKnife interview with Barbara at UT Medical Center
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An interview with Barbara, a stage 1 lung cancer patient that was treated with CyberKnife radiosurgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and experienced its amazing results.
CyberKnife radiosurgery fights cancer anywhere in the body at UT Medical Center
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University of Tennessee Medical Center commercial for CyberKnife radiosurgery system, a non-invasive advanced weapon for battling cancer that uses highly accurate, targeted beams of radiation to treat cancerous tumors anywhere in the body without a rigid metal frame.
CyberKnife interview with Ken at UT Medical Center
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An interview with Ken, a spinal tumor patient that was treated with CyberKnife radiosurgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and experienced its amazing results.
Bob Kesling shares how OUTLIVE saved his life
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UT's Bob Kesling heard the message from OUTLIVE to get a cancer screening - so he did. After a year of battling skin cancer (t-cell lymphoma), Kesling shares his story to help others and spread the word about OUTLIVE, which supports outreach, education, early detection programs and facility improvements at the UT Medical Center Cancer Institute.