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
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.
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. Check out our
featured cancer care experts for more information and insight on cancer care and treatment.
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.
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:
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.
Have questions about cancer care? Nurse connection is here – 24/7. Get answers. Access some of the best cancer specialists anywhere.
Or call a nurse now at 877‑230‑NURSE.
Tim Cox was familiar with the Wellmont Cancer Institute, but nothing could have prepared him for the news he received last summer – or the journey he faced.
Preaching Christ Church is showing neighborly love by hosting a benefit dinner on Sept. 17, 2016, to raise money for Wellmont Health System’s cancer patient assistance fund.
Nurses at the Wellmont Cancer Institute organized Run 4 His Glory, a 5K run and walk, which was held in April to support the cancer patient assistance fund.
Wellmont Cancer Institute patients will be wrapped in the community’s warmth with a thoughtful donation of blankets by Subaru of America and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
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