Nobody wants cancer, but in the U.S. one in every two men and one in every three women will get it at some point in their lives.
February is National Cancer Prevention month, and although there are no guarantees—we all know those who have developed the disease through circumstances beyond their control—science has shown us that many cancer cases are preventable through practical, healthy lifestyle choices.
The Harvard School of Public Health estimates up to 75 percent of cancer deaths in the U.S. could be prevented, while the American Cancer Society declares about 60 percent of American cancer cases to be preventable.
This is an edited version of a message Provision Center for Proton Therapy President Tom Welch sent to our patient Ambassadors, those who have come to Provision for treatment and help to spread the word about proton therapy, in recognition of World Cancer Day.
Today is World Cancer Day. People across the world will be remembering loved ones, supporting friends and family who have been diagnosed with cancer, and celebrating those who are now cancer free. At Provision Proton Therapy Center, we recognize the significance of this day and wanted to share in the celebration.
Back when the country’s great minds of science were cloistered in secret laboratories, manipulating the power of atoms into a weapon that would stop the world’s second great war, they were also dreaming of a time when such knowledge would be used for peace.
That work, carried on a few ridges and valleys away from Provision Center for Proton Therapy, now touches the lives of each patient who comes here for cancer treatment.
Terry Douglass has gotten a lot of media coverage over the years. But local radio talk show host Hallerin Hill asks this question: “Who is Terry Douglass?”
Listen to this fascinating, personal radio interview, broadcast on Newstalk 98.7 last week. Douglass talks about his faith, his family, his interest in science and the trajectory of his business ventures.
An exercise and educational program for cancer survivors helps participants start the new year in the right way live with the goal of living healthy beyond cancer. The first class, held at Provision Health and Performance is next Thursday, Jan. 11.
“The Christmas season is a time of celebrating the greatest Gift the world has ever received or will ever receive. It is also a time of giving to others and a time to experience the joy that comes from giving to others. During this Christmas and Holiday season, and for 2017, my hope is that patients, their families and everyone we come in contact with will experience the CARE we strive for at Provision—and that we will all experience the joy that comes from the ringing of our very own bell, sounding hope for cancer patients here and around the world.”—Terry Douglass, Provision Founder and Chair
Dr. Ben Wilkinson is a radiation oncologist with experience in the field of proton therapy, both in his practice as a radiation oncologist and as part of clinical research studies exploring the benefits of protons in a variety of cancers.
He came to Provision Center for Proton Therapy from the Willis-Knighton Cancer and Proton Therapy Center in Shreveport, La., where he served as a radiation oncologist and assistant professor of radiation oncology for the Louisiana State University School of Medicine.