Tim Jones is 62, was born in Hendersonville and has lived here all his life. He went in for a routine colonoscopy in March 2015, which detected a tumor. He had the tumor removed and learned he had stage IV colon cancer. He met with Dr. James Radford after his surgery.

“When I first went from having a routine colonoscopy to having cancer, I went back to my family physician, Dr. Moffitt. I asked him if I needed to see someone else or get a second opinion. He told me Dr. Radford is at the top of the class and if he had a family member in the same position as me, he’d send them to Dr. Radford. I felt good going in. Once we did the initial interview with Dr. Radford, I began chemotherapy every other week and blood work every week. The team at Hendersonville Hematology and Oncology at Pardee does a great job of making me feel comfortable with where I am and how things are going. I’m making progress in the right direction.”

“It’s obvious Dr. Radford’s team could use more room for their offices, exam rooms and chemo clinic. To be honest, I had no idea there was a chemo clinic in the current building until I was the patient. I think if people become more aware of what’s available and there’s a need there, the new center will be something that can be very helpful.”

“I’ve been impressed with not only the level of care with Dr. Radford, but also the nurses at the chemo center that I see every other week. These nurses are working with people who have life-threatening diseases and they treat you in a way that make you feel very comfortable with their care. It takes a very special type of nurse to work in that area, I think. Even when I come in the front door of the practice, the staff at the reception desk are very helpful. It’s just a team effort, from the front desk to the doctor. It’s been an amazing experience working with them. If I had not had the need for cancer treatment, I wouldn’t have known. Even if someone isn’t dealing with cancer in their life, it’s important to know the new center will be available.

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