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Understanding Breast Cancer Surgery

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer at Lexington Medical Center. In fact, statistics show 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

Thankfully, researchers and clinicians have learned a lot about the best ways to treat breast cancer and save lives. That includes knowing more about the best surgery methods. A generation ago, every woman with breast cancer received a double mastectomy. Today, surgeons have realized that less may be more – and it’s possible in some cases to perform a lumpectomy or use other treatment methods instead of a mastectomy.

Each month, WLTX hosts a segment called “Buddy Call.” It’s designed for women to remember to call a friend and remind her to perform a monthly self-breast exam. They also feature a patient or doctor. This month, they came to visit Dr. Richard Webb of Lexington Surgical Associates.

Celebrating its 28th anniversary this year, Lexington Medical Center’s cancer program is affiliated with Duke Health to provide state-of-the-art cancer care for cancer patients in our community. The hospital has treated more 5,000 women in the last 15 years, with a breast program accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and the American College of Radiology (ACR). Lexington Medical Center’s cancer program also has accreditation with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.


For more information on cancer services at Lexington Medical Center, visit LexMed.com/Cancer.

Our New Cancer Commercial

We are pleased to present our new Lexington Medical Cancer Center commercial. Affiliated with Duke Health, our hospital’s cancer program provides comprehensive care among a variety of specialties with state-of-the-art technology and unsurpassed compassion. If you have cancer, we believe “It’s Our Fight, Too.”


#ItsOurFightToo

Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Perrie Ryan, MD

Lexington Medical Center proudly welcomes Perrie Ryan, MD, to its network of care. He joins the board-certified physicians and highly skilled nurse practitioners at Lexington Oncology to offer innovative and comprehensive hematology and medical oncology services.

Perrie Ryan, MD

Perrie Ryan, MD

Board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology, Dr. Ryan is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology and the American Medical Association. He most recently served as a hematologist/oncologist at Wellmont Blue Ridge Medical Specialists in Johnson City, Tennessee, and as a consultant at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tennessee.

In addition to his work in the clinical setting, Dr. Ryan has conducted several research studies, including evaluating the effectiveness of second and third line treatment for locally advanced/metastatic non-small cell lung cancer and assessing the impact on survival of emergency department presentation of patients ultimately diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer at a single institution.

Dr. Ryan is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He earned his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington and completed his internal medicine internship at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Ryan went on to complete his internal medicine residency and hematology/oncology fellowship at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Dr. Ryan is accepting new patients. For more information, visit LexingtonOncology.com.