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Source: TLC

'Family By the Ton' Has Its Very Own (and Much Younger) Dr. Now

By Anna Quintana

There's a new bariatric surgeon in town and his name is Dr. Charles Procter Jr. While My 600-lb Life has fan-favorite Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, aka Dr. Now, to guide his patients as they attempt to lose life-changing amounts of weight, Family By the Ton has introduced viewers to Dr. Procter. 

This season on the TLC reality series, the Georgia-based doctor will be working with the King family, particularly Amanda, who along with needing to lose weight, is also battling endometrial cancer — something she can't even attempt to fight unless she loses enough weight to undergo the life-saving surgery. 

"I was diagnosed with cancer in October 2016," the 37-year-old told cameras. "I have no idea if it's growing, I have no idea if it's spread. I don't know. Endometrial cancer is caused, in some part, by being obese, so I feel like I did it to myself. Or maybe it's my punishment for abusing my body. In order for me to have the surgery to remove my cancer, they invert you on the operating table, so right now if they did it, all of my weight would essentially crush my organs and I would stop breathing until it killed me. So I need to lose half my body weight before I can have surgery for my cancer." 

This prompted Amanda to reach out to Dr. Procter, who agreed to help her once she dropped below 600 pounds.