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Gastrointestinal cancer

Gastrointestinal cancers is a wide-ranging term that refers to the types of cancer that affect the digestive system. These can include esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, pancreatic cancer and more.

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Gastrointestinal cancer specialists in Nashville, Tennessee

We harness the expertise of GI and cancer specialists to help you recover from gastrointestinal (GI) cancer.

TriStar Centennial Medical Center and our partners, the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute, understand how challenging a cancer diagnosis can be. That means you can rely on our team's concern for your and your family's needs during your cancer journey. We offer you the latest in advanced treatments and technology in a caring and comfortable setting.

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.

Related specialties

Learn more about our related specialties.

Types of GI cancer we treat

Our GI oncologists are committed to providing high-quality care for a wide range of gastrointestinal cancers. We treat:

  • Complex colon, rectal and anal cancers
  • Esophageal and gastric malignancies
  • Hepatobiliary carcinomas
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Pancreatic carcinomas
  • Retroperitoneal sarcomas

Types of stomach cancer treatments we provide

Our compassionate cancer team delivers diagnostic and treatment services that are tailored to your health needs in a relaxed setting.

GI cancer treatment services

We offer several options for stomach cancer care including:

  • Access to early and late-stage clinical trials
  • Medical and radiation oncology
  • Nurse navigation
  • Personalized medicine
  • Prospective multidisciplinary case review
  • Surgical oncology
  • Radioembolization therapy

Endoscopic ultrasound

Imaging services, such as endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), can be helpful in diagnosing and treating GI cancer. An EUS takes detailed images of your digestive tract using high-frequency sound waves. It is a minimally invasive procedure and can be used for the following:

  • Celiac blocks
  • Enteral stenting
  • Esophageal and rectal cancer staging
  • EUS-guided liver biopsy
  • Pancreatic cyst drainage
  • Pancreatic mass biopsies
  • Therapeutic EUS

GI health navigation

A GI health navigator will guide and support you and your family through the challenges of GI cancer. The navigator is dedicated to bringing together all the multidisciplinary team members involved in your care.

Your GI health navigator will also help you:

  • Understand your diagnosis and available treatment options
  • Coordinate care with the entire health care team
  • Connect you with a cancer support group
  • Learn more about participating in clinical trials

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