By C o u r t n e y C r a i g
Spotlight of the Month
Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center For 30 years, the Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center has been providing the very best care for women. To ensure the best in breast care, the center covers all angles in making sure their patients get the most comprehensive screening, diagnosis, and treatment processes.
his includes screening mammo-
grams, diagnostic mammograms, image-guided needle biopsies, specialized MRI equipment designed specifically for breasts, breast surgical procedures, high-risk assessment, and prosthesis custom fittings. In addition, KCBC offers an in-house boutique that helps women with their well-being and personal appearance during and after breast cancer. It offers mastectomy prosthetics, fittings, and wigs, as well as jewelry and personal apparel. The center also has a mobile unit that travels to health fairs, churches, workplaces, and com-
munity events throughout Tennessee. KCBC has a team of clinical breast radiologists that take time to carefully read and analyze each mammogram. They understand that each woman is different, so they look for subtle changes across different images for each individual patient. This attention to detail has resulted in much better care for patients. Women who are diagnosed with breast cancer are equipped with an outstanding treatment team of physicians, including oncologists, pathologists, reconstructive surgeons, and lymphodema specialists, as well as the clinical breast radiologists. The team uses the best approaches possible to get the patient to the survivor stage. Recently, the Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center received The Blue Ribbon Small Business Award. Of the 100 winners of this award across the country, seven finalists will be named to compete for the “Dream Big” Small Business Award. All 100 Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winners will also compete for the Community Excellence Award. KCBC also has a Breast Center of Excellence designation from the American College of Radiology and is ACR-accredited in
They understand that each woman is different, so they look for subtle changes across different images for each individual patient. mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and breast stereotactic biopsy. Its 39,000-square-foot building features the best equipment for focused patient care. Above all, KCBC physicians are involved with taking care of patients from the beginning to the end of their visits, always available to answer questions and provide support. For more information, call 865-584-0291 or 800-456-8169 or visit www.knoxvillebreast center.com.
Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center 1400 Dowell Springs Blvd., Suite 200 Knoxville, TN 37909 865.584.0291 www.knoxvillebreastcenter.com
East Tennessee Kidney Foundation “Lucky Kidney” Run Registration open now for 6K run and 2K walk Local dialysis patients
will benefit from the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation “Lucky Kidney” 6K Run/2K Walk presented by Dialysis Clinic Inc. on Saturday, March 23, at 9 am in downtown Knoxville. The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation (ETKF) helps local kidney patients with costs for transportation to and from dialysis treatments and provides nutritional supplements and also blankets to make dialysis treatments more comfortable for patients. It also provides patient and caregiver education, facilitates prevention, detection, and awareness of kidney disease, and promotes organ donation. “There’s no better way to promote the wellbeing of East Tennessee dialysis patients 72
EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE March 2013
than to get some exercise in Knoxville’s beautiful downtown and historic Fourth and Gill neighborhood,” said Sarah Burton, the foundation’s board president. “Anyone whose life has been touched by kidney disease or just interested in getting some exercise for a great cause is welcome to participate.” Advance run/walk registration is $26. Advance registrations must be received online at www.etkidney.org or via postal mail by Monday, March 17. On-site registration will be available for $30 beginning at 7 am. Run and walk participants will receive a race t-shirt, a Lucky Kidney Run water bottle, and other items from race sponsors. Run participants will be eligible for individual and team awards.
Individuals or community service groups interested in volunteering may contact ETKF Executive Director, Katie Caldwell, at 865288-7351 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The ETKF “Lucky Kidney” 6K Run/2K Walk presented by Dialysis Clinic Inc. is sponsored by WATE-TV 6, WJXB-FM 97.5, and Luna B. Tee.
About the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation
The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation is a local charitable 501(c)(3) organization that provides patient services and support to East Tennesseans affected by kidney disease and also information and education on the prevention of kidney disease. For more information or to donate, visit www. etkidney.org or www.facebook.com/ etkidney.