Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) declared September Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness about symptoms, risk factors, prevention and the importance of early detection for all gynecologic cancers—cervical, ovarian, uterine/endometrial, vaginal and vulvar cancer.   Uterine cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer in the United States. While there are many types of uterine cancer, the most common is endometrial cancer, a […]

From surgeon to survivor: Breast specialist offers unique insight into treatment of breast cancer

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—One in eight U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Those are odds breast surgeon Rebecca Baskin, M.D., knows all too well. At age 36, the Franklin provider was diagnosed with stage 2A breast cancer. “I’d never been on the other side, and it’s a scary place to […]

Study shows death rates from breast cancer are declining, thanks in part to early detection

The American Cancer Society has just released some new figures on breast cancer death rates and the news is very promising. The report finds that death rates from breast cancer in the United States dropped 39 percent between 1989 and 2015. According to the report, that translates to 322,600 deaths that have been avoided during […]

Darrell Waltrip Subaru donates blankets to Williamson Medical Center for cancer patients

As part of a partnership between Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Darrell Waltrip Subaru has donated 160 blankets to Williamson Medical Center for cancer patients currently undergoing treatment. “Everyone at Williamson Medical Center is so honored to be the recipients of such a wonderful and generous donation,” said Williamson Medical […]