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Oncology

Oncology refers to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Oncology treatments may include chemotherapy, radiation, medication or surgery. Oncologists can specialize in one of three fields of oncology: medical, radiation or surgery.

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Cancer care in Nashville, Tennessee

Facing a cancer diagnosis is difficult — there's no denying it. But we're here to give you and your family hope.

At TriStar Centennial Medical Center, our team partners with the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute, leaders in providing cancer services in a compassionate and comfortable setting. Together we work with you and your physician through all facets of your journey through treatment, recovery and post-treatment follow-up.

Have cancer questions?

We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated, confidential helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7.

We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated, confidential helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7.

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.

askSARAH Helpline

Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (615) 514-2401 or chat online at askSARAHnow.

Types of cancer we treat

Our cancer center specialists provide various programs and resources to treat the type of cancer you are facing. No matter what type or stage, we work with you to offer the most comprehensive, personalized treatment and support. Cancers we treat include:

  • Blood cancer
  • Bone cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon and rectal (colorectal) cancer
  • Complex gastrointestinal cancer
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Pediatric cancers
  • Prostate cancer

Advanced cancer treatments and services

Our multidisciplinary team of medical and complementary care professionals works together to develop individualized treatment plans and provide assistance throughout your journey.

Cancer treatment team and services

We have specialists who care for a range of cancer conditions and offer a multitude of treatments. Your cancer center team may include:

  • Cancer education specialists
  • Dietitians
  • Financial counselors
  • Nurse navigators
  • Nurses
  • Nutritionists
  • Oncologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians from other specialties
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Surgeons

Oncology services

We offer the latest in:

  • Clinical trials including our Phase 1 Drug Development Unit
  • Chemotherapy that includes immuno-stimulants, cancer-fighting drugs and hormones
  • Conventional radiation therapy and intensity-modulated radiation therapy
  • Cancer surgery such as robot-assisted surgery, radiofrequency ablation and chemoembolization therapies

Navigating your cancer journey

Wherever you are in your cancer journey, we provide certified lymphedema therapists and dedicated oncology nurse navigators to guide you through treatment, from discovery through recovery.

Nurse navigators

Your nurse navigator will help you overcome barriers and coordinate cancer care with your entire healthcare team. They will guide you and your family through the many challenges of cancer, ensuring your physical, emotional and spiritual needs are met with compassion.

Our nurse navigators help you:

  • Understand your diagnosis and available treatment options
  • Learn more about what resources are available and how to access them
  • Understand your medications
  • Gain the opportunity to participate in clinical trials

Cancer support

Having a support system is important as you fight cancer. Our nurse navigators assist you throughout your entire process so you are informed along every step of your journey. We also encourage our patients to get connected with the many cancer support groups available in the Greater Nashville area.

Additionally, our Radiation Right initiative aims to increase radiation-reduction efforts for our patients' safety.


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Screenings find cancers early for the most effective treatment.
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