Brain cancer specialists in Nashville, Tennessee

At TriStar Health hospitals, we take a multidisciplinary approach to care for patients with brain tumors. Our neuro-oncologists have advanced knowledge and experience treating patients with rare and complicated cancer types. However, we will do more than just treat your disease - we will be here for you throughout your entire cancer journey.

To learn more about our brain cancer care services, please call askSARAH at (615) 514-2401.

Brain tumor types

A brain tumor is a mass of cells in your brain that are abnormal. Brain tumors come in two general types:

  • Primary brain tumors: Primary brain tumors originate in the brain tissue and typically remain there.
  • Secondary brain tumors: Secondary brain tumors start elsewhere in the body and travel to the brain. These types of tumors are more common.

Brain cancers we treat

Using a variety of methods, a team of specialists in cancer care are able to treat some of the most complex brain cancers, including:

  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Astrocytomas
  • Glioblastomas
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastases
  • Pituitary tumors

Specialists in interventional radiology at our hospitals also offer radioembolization treatments, as well as chemoembolization and radiofrequency ablation.

Brain tumor treatment

As with any cancer, the treatment options for a brain tumor depend on the size, location and type. For brain tumors, your age and overall health are major factors as well. Treatment is quite complex, with most treatment plans requiring a multidisciplinary team of physicians.

At TriStar Health hospitals, we use the most advanced technology and techniques to treat brain tumors. Our team of brain cancer specialists has expert knowledge and experience to treat both cancerous and noncancerous brain tumors. When possible, we will use non-invasive, pain-free options for both adult and pediatric patients.

The most widely used treatment options for brain cancer are surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. In many cases, more than one option is used.

Brain cancer support group

Having a cancer diagnosis is a difficult experience, and one you should not navigate alone. There are many cancer support groups in Nashville to help patients, families and friends who are affected by a cancer diagnosis.

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.