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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 Davidson County

A cancer diagnosis comes with concerns, but we want to ensure access to high-level cancer care isn't one of them.

We are proud to partner with Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute to provide the most advanced cancer treatment to our North Davidson, Sumner and Robertson county communities. As part of the TriStar Health family of hospitals, you can receive care from an accredited cancer program featuring world-class physicians and state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment options at TriStar Skyline Medical Center.

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 team provides compassionate treatment for many different types of cancer, including:

  • Bone cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer

Cancer treatment options we offer

When you come to us for oncology services, you will have access to a full range of services for preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer.

Advanced cancer care treatment

Treatment options you may receive at our Nashville cancer center include:

  • Chemotherapy — Chemotherapy kills fast-growing cancer cells in your body through drug treatment. Before or after cancer removal surgery, chemotherapy can shrink a tumor or kill remaining cancer cells.
  • Radiation therapy — This treatment uses radiation beams to target specific areas in your body to stop the spread of cancer cells. Radiation therapy works by damaging the genetic material in cells responsible for cancer growth.
  • Surgical oncology — To remove a cancerous tumor, your doctor may recommend a surgical approach. Depending on the procedure, this can either be inpatient or outpatient.
  • Brachytherapy — Brachytherapy is a technique that involves implanting radioactive sources, called seeds, within or adjacent to tumors. Brachytherapy implants can either be permanent, as in the case of many prostate treatments, or temporary. Temporary implants are often performed with intense radioactive sources using a device called a remote afterloader. This type of treatment is called high dose rate brachytherapy (HDR).

Lung cancer treatment

Our hospital offers a comprehensive lung cancer program equipped to provide advanced lung cancer diagnostics with the following:

  • Low-dose computed tomography lung screening
  • Lung nodule clinic
  • Endobronchial ultrasound navigational bronchoscopy
  • Fluoroscopic navigational bronchoscopy
  • Dedicated multidisciplinary thoracic tumor conference

Our oncology experts provide treatment options specifically for lung cancer, including:

  • Robotic thoracic surgery
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery and traditional radiation therapy
  • Microwave ablation
  • Medical oncology — targeted therapies, early and late-stage clinical trials, chemotherapy

Support for your cancer journey

We know receiving a cancer diagnosis is never easy. We are here to walk with you and offer comprehensive treatment services and ongoing support.

Nurse navigation

From diagnosis to recovery, your nurse navigator assists you in every step of your cancer care. They will help you understand your diagnosis and decide your treatment plan. We offer the support of a:


Cancer support groups

We know how valuable it is to talk with other people who share your experience. Because of this, we created a list of cancer support groups in Nashville to help you find one that is convenient for you. These groups are designed to help you cope with a diagnosis and learn how to face any challenges that may arise.


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