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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 treatment in Nashville, Tennessee

From screening to treatment and rehabilitation, our team partners with you in your fight against cancer.

At TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center, we're committed to minimizing your stress and supporting you throughout your journey. We connect you with innovative care and clinical trials, as well as cancer support groups in the Nashville area. No two people experience cancer the same way, so we strive to meet your individual needs no matter where you are in the process.

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

Treatment plans can vary a great deal depending on the type of cancer you've been diagnosed with. Some of the cancers we treat include:

  • Bone cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer

Our cancer treatments and services

For most people, cancer is more than just a current medical diagnosis. It affects your daily schedule and raises questions about genetics and future cancer risks — it's life-changing. We offer treatments and services to help you through every aspect of your diagnosis.

Cancer screening services

Our cancer care includes a variety of screening services to help you find cancer earlier. These screenings include:

  • 3D mammography
  • Endoscopy and colonoscopy services to help find and prevent colon cancer
  • Low-dose computerized tomography (CT) lung cancer screenings
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and CT scans

After a cancer diagnosis, we connect you to a nurse navigator who helps guide you through treatment options and appointments. Navigators can provide support and answer any questions you may have.

Cancer treatment

Our hospital is equipped to surgically treat many cancers with the latest in minimally invasive cancer surgery techniques. We offer:

  • Brain tumor resection
  • Breast surgery
  • Prostate surgery
  • Robotic colon resection
  • Robotic thoracic tumor resection

Additionally, our oncologists and specially trained nurses provide a supportive environment for inpatient chemotherapy. Further treatment options, including radiation oncology, clinical trials and blood marrow transplants, are available through the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar Health.

Oncology rehabilitation

We offer inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services to help you recover and maintain independence. Our rehabilitation team is led by physicians in partnership with physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and case managers, all working together to help you with the following:

  • Breast cancer rehabilitation
  • Complex gastrointestinal cancer rehabilitation
  • Head and neck cancer rehabilitation
  • Thoracic cancer rehabilitation
  • Neuro-oncology rehabilitation

Additional oncology services we offer

Our support for cancer patients goes beyond diagnosis and treatment. Cancer care at our hospital also includes:

  • Cancer programs tailored to your specific diagnosis
  • Genetic testing to evaluate your risk of cancer and inform potential preventive health options
  • One-on-one consultations with cancer care specialists

Thrive Blog

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