Advanced cancer care in Nashville, Tennessee

At TriStar Centennial Medical Center, we partner with Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute to provide a full range of services that prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. In addition to comprehensive rehabilitation services, our expert oncologists offer the highest level of cancer care in a compassionate environment for our adult and pediatric patients.

If you or a loved one have any cancer-related questions, please call askSARAH at (615) 514-2401.

Types of cancer we treat

The specialists in our cancer center provide various programs and resources to treat the type of cancer you are facing. No matter what type or stage, we work with you to offer the most comprehensive, personalized treatment and support. Cancers we treat include:

Cancer treatment

Our multidisciplinary team of medical and complementary care professionals work together to develop individualized patient treatment plans and provide assistance throughout a patient's journey. This team includes:

  • Oncologists
  • Surgeons
  • Physicians from other specialties
  • Nurses
  • Nutritionists
  • Dietitians
  • Pharmacists
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Nurse navigators
  • Cancer education specialists
  • Financial counselors

To aid in the development of treatment options for patients, we offer leading clinical trials for cancer care, including our Phase 1 Drug Development Unit.


The medical oncologists at our hospital use powerful cancer-fighting drugs, hormones and immuno-stimulants to help the body stop or slow the growth of malignant cells. Chemotherapy is one such method, using drugs that interfere with the cancer's ability to reproduce and grow.

Radiation therapy

We provide conventional radiation oncology therapies as well as intensity-modulated radiation therapy, high-dose radiation and stereotactic radiosurgery. We were also the first hospital in the state of Tennessee to receive radiation oncology accreditation by the American College of Radiology.

Cancer surgery

To remove a tumor, surgery may be required. Our inpatient and outpatient surgical suites are equipped with minimally invasive technology for the most advanced surgical procedures, including:

  • Chemoembolization therapies
  • Video-guided surgery
  • Laser surgery
  • Microscopic surgery
  • Radioembolization
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Robot-assisted surgery
To learn more about cancer treatment options, please call us at (615) 342-7274.

Helping patients navigate their cancer journey

Wherever you are in your cancer journey, we provide certified lymphedema therapists and dedicated oncology nurse navigators to guide you through treatment, from discovery to recovery. Your nurse navigator will help you overcome barriers and coordinate cancer care with your entire healthcare team. They will guide you and your family through the many challenges of cancer, ensuring your physical, emotional and spiritual needs are met with compassion.

Your nurse navigator helps you:

  • Understand your diagnosis and available treatment options
  • Learn more about what resources are available and how to access them
  • Understand your medications
  • Gain the opportunity to participate in clinical trials

Cancer support

We understand the importance of having a support system. Our nurse navigators assist you throughout your entire process, so you are informed throughout your journey. Additionally, our Radiation Right® initiative aims to increase radiation-reduction efforts for our patients' safety.

We also keep patients informed about the many cancer support groups available in the Greater Nashville area.

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.

Oncology at TriStar Health

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.

Learn about Oncology