Richard J. Geer, MD, FACS
Surgical Oncology & General Surgery
Dr. Richard Geer
Board Certified General Surgeon
St. Thomas Midtown Hospital
St. Thomas Surgicare
Centennial Medical Center
Centennial Surgery Center
Breast Cancer Surgery
Small Intestines Cancer
Malignant Neoplasm of Colon
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
Cornell University Medical College
Surgical oncology refers to the surgical removal of abnormal growth of tissue, generally referred to as a solid malignancy or tumor. In deciding whether you are a candidate for cancer surgery, an oncology surgeon will consider many factors. Typically, these factors...
Pancreatic cancer is a tough and severe cancer prognosis. Of all the major cancers, pancreatic has one of the worst survival durations. The survival length of untreated advanced-stage pancreatic cancer is around 3.5 months. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical...
Colorectal cancer affects over 130,000 people each year in the United States. In late stages, colon and rectal cancers can be very difficult to treat, and the prognosis to recovery is not optimistic. That's why it's important to ask your doctor for help detecting the...
February 4, 2020, marked the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day. This global movement was organized and started by six oncologists in 1999 before the start of the new Millennium. Together, they drafted the Charter of Paris Against Cancer, which outlines key issues...
November marks two important health awareness efforts. One is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and the other is Movember. Obviously, the former aims to raise awareness for pancreas cancer, the signs and symptoms, the importance of screening, and how to help....
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and every year thousands of women get screened thanks to awareness efforts. This also goes for male breast cancer patients. These screenings increase early detection and raise the survivability rate for breast cancer patients....
Just as February 4th each year is World Cancer Day, every March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. This type of cancer is the third most diagnosed cancer in the United States. Cancer happens when cells mutate and start to grow abnormally which eventually becomes...
January is National Thyroid Awareness Month. According to the American Thyroid Association, 1 in 10 people suffer from a thyroid disorder. They also found that at least 1 in 8 women will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime. Did you know, more than half of...
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Part 1: What is it? Known as the world's toughest cancer, pancreas cancer ranks in the top five most dangerous types of cancer including lung, breast, and colon cancer. This cancer develops and grows in the cells of the pancreas and is...