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Cancer support

A cancer diagnosis not only affects your body, but also your emotional well-being. Emotional support for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers is available through support groups. Support groups are offered to allow cancer patients to gather, share their struggles and provide guidance and support to one another.


Cancer support in Nashville, Tennessee

A cancer diagnosis can seem incredibly challenging, but you are not alone.

We treat both the medical and emotional aspects of cancer at TriStar Health hospitals. So we give you access to a variety of support resources starting on day one of your diagnosis.

Local cancer support

Finding support when you're already overwhelmed can feel like another mountain to climb, so we do the work for you and make sure that you have easy access to the resources you need.

Cancer resources and support

Not everyone's cancer experience looks or feels the same. That's why we provide you with a variety of options when it comes to finding support, so that you can choose what works best for you and your circumstances.

Nurse navigators

Finding your way through the maze of appointments, medical terminology and new treatment plans is often overwhelming and stressful. To make it easier, we pair you with a nurse navigator help you and your family manage the emotional and mental challenges that come with cancer. Additionally, they coordinate and schedule your care while helping you understand your treatment plan.

Support groups

Many people struggle with feelings of loneliness and loss when facing treatment for cancer. Getting to know others who are confronting the same challenges as you can bring comfort during the hard times, and shared joy in the good times.

The following are some of the support groups located throughout the Greater Nashville area:

Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee
1707 Division St.
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 329-1124

Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation Cancer College
Patient Resource Center
2410 Patterson St., Suite 110
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 467-1936

Brave Hearts Breast Cancer Survivor's Group (two locations)
Panera Bread
1799 Gallatin Pike North
Madison, TN 37115
(615) 957-7309

YMCA - Cool Springs
121 Seaboard Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 661-4200

American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Support Group
American Cancer Society
2008 Charlotte Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 327-0991

Free Community Breast Cancer Support Group at TriStar StoneCrest
TriStar StoneCrest Hospital classroom
200 StoneCrest Blvd.
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 768-2855

Brentwood United Methodist Church Cancer Support Group
309 Franklin Road, Room A390
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 373-2425

Cancer Support Group
St. Stephen Catholic Community, Room 105, Holy Family Center
14544 Lebanon Road
Old Hickory, TN 37138
(615) 812-2056

Peggy's Support Group of Dickson County
TriStar Bank, 4th floor
719 East College St.
Dickson, TN 37055
(615) 441-1325

I Can Cope (American Cancer Society)
Meets in multiple locations in the following counties: Davidson, Dickson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale and Williamson.
Call for locations and meeting schedules.
(615) 327-0991

Multi-County Cancer Support Network
110-B Lauderdale St.
Tullahoma, TN 37388
(931) 393-4443 or (800) 497-4322

Family Support Group
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
404 BNA Drive, Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37217
(615) 331-2980

Us Too/Nashville
Gladys Stringfield Owen Conference Center
Rooms A and B
2000 Church St.
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 284-7300

Lung Cancer Networking Program
Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee
1707 Division St.
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 329-1124.

Cancer Wellness Program (two locations)
Midtown Medical Plaza
2004 Hayes St., Suite 225
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 284-2273

St. Thomas West Wellness Center, S&E Building
422 Harding Pike, 3rd floor, Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 284-2273

Cancer Survivors Network CSN

Created by and for cancer survivors, the Cancer Survivors Network is a telephone and internet-based support service. From the time of diagnosis and beyond, anyone is invited to use this service.

Listen to or read hours of pre-recorded discussions and stories and find and connect with others like yourself. It is free, easy to use and accessible 24/7. For more information, please call toll-free at (877) 333-4673.

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.

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