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The Latest Treatment Options

Oncology Unit Inpatient care with large patient rooms and two comfort care suites with room for family members and other amenities.

Infusion Center 
Outpatient care for any cancer patient need—chemotherapy, bone marrow biopsy, blood transfusions or growth factors.
For more information, please call 423-778-2150.

Radiation Oncology  
More than 20 years of the latest and most comprehensive treatment options for adults and children, featuring linear accelerators, CT simulator and three-dimensional planning computers for:

  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), obliterating inoperable brain lesions with a small beam of external radiation delivering a high dose of radiation to the targeted area.
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), directing radiation to certain areas, while normal or critical structures close to the tumor receive little radiation.
  • Ultrasound Guidance of IMRT, pinpointing specific structures from CT scans, allowing treatment machine to be positioned accurately. This allows for daily correction of internal body movement.
  • High Dose Rate Remote Afterloader (HDR), using catheters to direct radiation treatment into specific tumor site. Treatment advantage is outpatient treatment completed over just a few days as opposed to admission to hospital.

For more information, please call 423-778-7485.

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Multiple physicians, including gynecologic oncologists, pathologists, medical and surgical oncologists, radiologists and radiation oncologists play a role in devising the optimal treatment plan for every cancer patient at Erlanger.

Clinical Research

Participation in clinical trials means Erlanger cancer patients have access to the most advanced treatment options.
CLICK HERE for a list of clinical trials currently open and available at Erlanger.

Treating the person, not just the illness

To prepare the patient and their loved ones to cope with the disease and treatment, we offer a number of special programs and services:

Erlanger Cancer Resource Center
Managed by a Certified Breast Cancer Educator and designed to help women learn more about their diagnoses and treatment options. Also provides specific information and literature. Provides free hats and wigs to cancer patients.
For more information, please call 423-778-5708.  

Clinical Education Coordinator
Managed by a Certified Breast Cancer Educator and designed to help women learn more about their diagnoses and treatment options.
For more information, please call 423-778-5708.

Genetic Testing and Counseling 
The region's only Board-Certified Medical Geneticist and Licensed Genetic Counselors. For more information, please call 423-778-3241 or 423-778-4566.

Patient Education Library
A collection of materials available to loan to patients and families.
For more information, please call 423-778-5708.