Advanced cancer care in Nashville, Tennessee
Through our network of accredited oncology programs at TriStar Health hospitals in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky, we provide a full range of services for preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer. We also offer comprehensive rehabilitation and cancer support services.
For more information about our cancer care services, please call askSARAH at (615) 514-2401.
Tumors and cancers are unique, which means our treatment plans are unique to each of our patients. We offer innovative clinical tumor profiling for each patient's cancer type as well as the most advanced technology and radiation oncology treatments available.
Types of cancer we treat
Our oncologists treat all types of cancer, including:
- Blood cancer
- Bone cancer
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Colon and rectal cancer
- Complex gastrointestinal (GI) cancers
- Gynecologic cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung (thoracic) cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Pediatric cancers (leukemia, lymphoma, bone and soft tissue sarcomas, brain tumors and neuroblastoma)
- Prostate cancer
Advanced treatment for blood cancer
As part of our blood cancer services, we offer CAR (chimeric antigen receptors) T-cell therapy, an immunotherapy approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It helps a person's immune system recognize and fight blood cancer. During the CAR T-cell treatment process, T-cells are drawn from a patient's blood and genetically modified to recognize and fight their own cancer cells when reinfused.
We have offered CAR T-cell therapy research since 2016, with clinical trials open in myeloma, lymphoma and leukemia. To learn more about our CAR T-cell therapy and research options, please call (615) 342-7440.
Navigating your cancer journey
Nurse navigators are a part of your comprehensive healthcare team. They are healthcare professionals who support patients with cancer by helping them make decisions about their care. From your initial diagnosis to your recovery, your navigator will facilitate communication between you and your healthcare team.
Your nurse navigator helps you:
- Understand your diagnosis and treatment options
- Understand what resources are available and how to access them
- Understand and properly administer medications
- Overcome mental and emotional barriers
- Connect with cancer support groups
Any of our hospitals that provide cancer care will offer you the assistance of dedicated nurse navigators. Our nurse navigators are specially trained and experienced in breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, brain cancer and general cancer care.
Genetic counseling and testing for cancer
Hereditary cancers occur when a person carries a change in a gene that normally protects the body from developing cancer. Genetic counselors are experts in hereditary cancer. They can help you understand whether the cancer in your family is hereditary and what to do about it.
Genetic counseling is recommended and available if you or a family member had:
- Cancer at 50 years old or younger
- More than one cancer diagnosis
- More than five colon polyps
- Ovarian cancer
- Male breast cancer
- Triple negative breast cancer
- Two or more family members on the same side of the family with colon, uterine or stomach cancer
- Two or more family members on the same side of the family with breast, ovarian or pancreatic cancer
- Medullary thyroid cancer, adrenocortical carcinoma, pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma
- A known cancer gene mutation
Genetic tests can tell if a mutation runs in your family. If you test positive for a gene mutation, your lifetime risk for cancer is increased. There are options available for lowering your cancer risk and for detecting cancer at an earlier, more treatable stage. If you have already been diagnosed with cancer, genetic test results may change your treatment and follow-up options.
Cancer support and resources
Cancer is tough, but you do not have to fight it alone. Throughout the Greater Nashville area, there are various cancer support groups. Although TriStar Health offers nurse navigation service to help our patients manage their medical care, support group resources can be used to build a community of people who understand your experience and how to cope with the emotional challenges it brings.
Cancer research and clinical trials
You do not have to travel far and wide to have access to high-level cancer research and treatment options. As a Sarah Cannon partner, TriStar Health is able to participate in community-based cancer research in Middle Tennessee and South Central Kentucky.
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.
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.