All Other Cancers

The Saint Thomas West Hospital Cancer Program, combined with the more than 70 physician cancer specialists of the ACOS-accredited Cancer Centers at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, diagnose and treat more Middle Tennesseans than any other cancer program. While breast, lung, colon, prostate, GYN and brain tumors are more frequently diagnosed, we also help many people with other cancers.

Please see our PDF 2014 Cancer Program Annual Report for all of our statistics.

The Rise in Thyroid Cancer

It's certainly not the most common cancer, but it is one of the fastest growing cancers in the United States. Lauren Nelson, 25, of Nashville recently found out she had thyroid cancer. Fortunately, her cancer was caught early and her entire thyroid, a butterfly shaped gland located at the base of the neck which secretes hormones regulating growth and development,
was surgically removed.

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