• Why Choose the Wellmont Cancer Institute?

    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.

    The most-advanced technologies

    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 radiosurgery systems, to handle difficult cases with precision while keeping radiation exposure of healthy tissue to an absolute minimum. 

    The fact that our CyberKnife program was recently recognized by the manufacturer for successfully treating the most lung cancer cases worldwide is testimony to the expertise we bring to robotic radiosurgery and radiotherapy.

    More new clinical trials and research

    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.

    Highly specialized staff

    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. Check out our featured cancer care experts for more information and insight on cancer care and treatment.

    Unique cancer prevention services

    Through our high-risk clinic, we're helping them reduce their risks before cancer has a chance to develop. Learn more about our cancer support and prevention programs.

    Accredited breast centers

    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.

    A holistic approach and guidance through the process

    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:

    • Patient navigators who personally guide patients through diagnosis, treatment and recovery
    • Social workers who help patients deal with stress and assist with financial and social-assistance referrals
    • Active support groups and resources for survivors
  • How do I get started?

    If you’re looking for more information or have questions about the Wellmont Cancer Institute, please contact us or speak to your primary care provider.

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