When Terry Vinson first felt a small grown the size of a pinkie fingertip on his neck, he dismissed it as a harmless cyst.
Even two weeks later, when it had doubled into the size of a thumb and then doubled again the following week, he had not yet sought medical help.
“I’m in medical sales,” Vinson says. “I should have known better.”
When you’re a cancer patient who is considering proton therapy, sometimes there are more questions than answers. Am I going to be a candidate? How many treatments would I need? How do I even get started?
Questions like these are answered every day by Provision’s care coordinators. We are a team of three full-time employees who love to talk with patients and help them with their questions. We also feel strongly that every patient’s situation deserves individual attention and consideration.
In a family full of engineers, it had never occurred to Sammie Hedrick that she could be one too.
“I wanted to be a doctor, but I couldn’t do blood,” she says. “I was thinking about graphic design.”
Not all proton therapy is alike.
Recent technology developments have made delivery of protons more precise, making it an ideal treatment option for a much larger number of tumors. Breast cancer is top of the list.