Cancer Care

Ascension Saint Thomas lung cancer specialists

Offering a multi-disciplinary and minimally invasive approach to the treatment of lung cancer.

At Ascension Saint Thomas, we are proud to offer the region’s most advanced technology to prevent, detect, and treat cancers of the lung and chest. Whether it be standard of care chemotherapy, or exploring research options, we want to make sure patients are informed about all treatments. Our highly skilled team features some of the nation’s most well-respected thoracic surgeons who provide compassionate care through every phase of the journey.

With advancements in lung cancer screening, the chances of survival are higher than ever before. At Ascension Saint Thomas, we offer a low-dose CT scan that can catch the disease in its earliest stages. If you have had an x-ray that showed a spot on your lungs, talk with your doctor about risk factors such as smoking and any symptoms that might relate to lung cancer.

If you’re at risk for developing lung cancer, call 615-222-LUNG to schedule a life-saving low-dose CT lung cancer screening at one of our 12 convenient locations throughout Middle Tennessee.

At Ascension Saint Thomas, we offer a variety of support services to our patients to best meet their needs as they undergo their specialized treatment plans.

Genetic Counseling

Ascension Saint Thomas’ certified providers offer genetic counseling, testing, and a personalized plan for cancer screening and risk reduction.  Our providers can review your family history, talk about your risk factors, and discuss whether genetic testing is right for you and your family.

Nurse Navigator

We provide personalized, compassionate, supportive care during the cancer journey, which is available at no cost. Our support team members act as a liaison for patients and the cancer team, determining patient and family needs, and providing educational resources to help navigate the treatment journey.

Ascension Saint Thomas Cancer Wellness Program

Because cancer treatment involves more than medical care, we provide programs to promote the healing of mind, body, and spirit during and after treatment. Through generous support of the Saint Thomas Foundation, we offer a variety of free classes and programs, such as progressive exercise, mindfulness/meditation, nutrition education, and demos. We invite our patients to join, become inspired, connect, and live better lives in survivor ship.

For more on our Cancer Wellness Program call 615-284-CARE or email

To view our 2019  annual oncology report, click here.


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    Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown is part of Ascension, the largest Catholic health care system in the US.

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    Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital provides healthcare to the residents of Middle Tennessee, Southwestern Kentucky and Northern Alabama.

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