Every cancer is different. That's why you aren't just treated by one doctor at the Wellmont Cancer Institute.
Our innovative approach to cancer treatment brings together multiple board-certified physician specialists and other experts - a certified genetic counselor, registered dietitian and clinical trial coordinator, to name just a few - to design a customized plan for each patient.
This way, we can ensure you're treated using the same high standards of care and up-to-date technologies - based on the best evidence available - you'd find at large cancer treatment centers across the nation.
In addition to our team-driven model of care, we offer many distinct benefits. Here are some of the reasons we diagnose and treat more cancers than any other provider in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
Even the most complex tumors can be treated by the cancer institute's radiosurgery program. We offer the highly accurate TrueBeam STx with Brainlab, as well as Trilogy and CyberKnife systems, to handle difficult cases with precision while keeping radiation exposure of healthy tissue to an absolute minimum.
We enroll more patients in clinical trials than any program in the region. And we continue to expand our research capabilities as the area's sole centralized Institutional Review Board. With this focus on the latest cancer research and trails, you're ensured access to the most-effective treatment options anywhere.
In addition to providing a range of physician specialists - including medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, radiologists and pathologists - more than 75 percent of our nursing staff is specially certified for oncology care. This level is much higher than national standards.
With the area's only board-certified genetic counselor, we're identifying those at the highest risk for cancer. And through genetic counseling and our high-risk clinic, we're also helping them reduce their risks before cancer has a chance to develop. Learn more about our cancer prevention programs here.
Our breast centers are located throughout the Tri-Cities. Not only were our Kingsport and Bristol centers the first in Tennessee to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), they're still the only centers in the region to have that distinction.
We recognize that fighting and beating cancer requires more than expert care and the newest technologies. A personal touch can do a lot to support healing. That's why our holistic approach to care - encompassing body, mind and spirit - features:
From diagnostic services to help identify and pinpoint cancers to some of the most advanced treatment options anywhere, the Wellmont Cancer Institute is equipped with the tools to help you fight cancer and win.
The four most common cancers - lung, colon, prostate and breast - make up half of all cases in the U.S.
Unfortunately, our area has some of the nation's highest rates for smoking, obesity, physical inactivity and alcohol use. These high-risk behaviors, in addition to low rates of recommended screenings, such as mammograms, colonoscopies and prostate exams, have led to high cancer rates here.
We have extensive experience treating:
We offer a wide range of cancer care services throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
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If you have questions about cancer services or the Wellmont Cancer Institute, please contact us or speak with your primary care provider.
The Wellmont Cancer Institute recently enhanced its radiation
oncology program at Holston Valley’s Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center
with the installation of Trilogy. This linear accelerator is already in use.
Plus, The J.D. and Lorraine Nicewonder Cancer Center at Bristol Regional will
bolster its offerings with the planned acquisition of the TrueBeam system for
radiation oncology patients.
The Wellmont Cancer Institute is teaming with a resident of
The Virginian neighborhood to hold a special fundraiser to support the J.D. and
Lorraine Nicewonder Cancer Center at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
To help provide funds to the Wellmont Cancer Institute Cancer Patient Assistance Fund, The Now Fund concert, sponsored by Edwards' store, is bringing Mark Lowry to Bristol's Paramount Theatre on Sept. 7.
After nearly 40 years of improving patients’ lives, Dr. David
Miller is retiring from the Southwest Virginia Cancer Center in September. But
the prayers, he promises, will continue. And the physicians and staff remaining
at the cancer center, which is part of the Wellmont Cancer Institute, are ready
and able to pick up the torch.
The Wellmont Cancer Institute will celebrate survivors with
two events on Sunday, June 2, that are designed to inspire, encourage and
support people who have been diagnosed with cancer. In recognition of National
Cancer Survivors Day, local celebrations will be held at Bristol Regional
Medical Center and at the Allandale Barn in Kingsport. Allandale Barn is
located at 4444 W. Stone Drive.
Patients and caregivers go the extra mile every day when fighting cancer, so The Virginian 6.6k Extra Mile Run is one mile longer than the traditional 5K run. Challenge yourself physically on Saturday, Sept. 27, while helping raise funds for a great cause – cancer care. Sign up today.
When she came to the Comprehensive Weight Management Center at Holston Valley Medical Center, Leona Smith didn't realize she'd wind up fighting cancer as well. Watch Leona's story.
From cancer and breast care centers to hospice and palliative care, the cancer institute is enhancing its services and spreading hope every day. Be part of that legacy by giving to help fight and beat cancer, once and for all.
Search the list of clinical trials available locally through the Wellmont Cancer Institute.
Do you have a family history of cancer? Other risk factors? If your risk is high, our high-risk clinic can identify your risks and help you work to prevent cancer from developing.
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