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Cancer Care

You’re not alone in your fight against cancer. At Ballad Health, you’ll find expert cancer care and a compassionate partner to guide you through your cancer journey while you stay close to home.

Recognized, Outstanding Cancer Care

Trust our promise to provide complete, high-quality care.

  • Bristol Regional Medical Center, Holston Valley Medical Center, Johnson City Medical Center and Johnston Memorial Hospital cancer care programs are accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons.
  • Johnson City Medical Center appears in Becker’s Hospital Review 2014 edition of “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs,” a list recognizing programs with quality patient care, cancer outcomes and research.
  • CareChex® ranked Johnson City Medical Center as one of America’s Top Quality Hospitals for Cancer Care.
  • The Comprehensive Breast Center in Kingsport and the Leonard Family Comprehensive Breast Center in Bristol are certified by the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

Experienced Cancer Care Team

Your Ballad Health cancer care team brings together physicians and other caregivers from many specialties, including oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, pathologists and radiologists.

They combine their knowledge to come up with the best treatment for you. Your Triumph cancer navigator will help you coordinate care and cope with your cancer treatment.

Cancers We Treat

Choose Ballad Health’s cancer team to treat almost every kind of cancer, including the most common types:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Blood disorders involving cancer such as leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma
  • Brain tumors
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Gynecological cancers such as cervical, ovarian and uterine
  • Head and neck cancers such as mouth, tongue and throat
  • Lung cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Thyroid cancer

Learn about pediatric cancer care at Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

Complete Cancer Services & Treatments

Rely on Ballad Health for a full range of cancer services and treatments to:

  • Detect cancer early – when treatment can be most effective – with screening, prevention and risk assessment services.
  • Treat breast, lung and other types of cancers with surgery, cancer medicines, immunotherapy and hormone therapy and radiation therapy.
  • Access a wide range of cancer support services and resources to help you and your family through your diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Advanced Technology

Take advantage of the advanced technology your cancer care team uses – TrueBeam™ STx with Brainlab, Trilogy® linear accelerator and the CyberKnife® system – to treat certain types of cancers at some Ballad Health locations.

These stereotactic radiosurgery procedures shorten your treatment time and deliver targeted radiation to tumors with accuracy to reduce contact with healthy tissue.

Cancer Care Close to Home

Find experienced cancer specialists, treatment and support at a Ballad Health cancer center near you:

  • Bristol Regional Medical Center – Bristol, Tenn.
  • Holston Valley Medical Center – Kingsport, Tenn.
  • Indian Path Hospital – Kingsport, Tenn.
  • Johnson City Medical Center – Johnson City, Tenn.
  • Johnston Memorial Hospital – Abingdon, Va.
  • Smyth County Hospital – Marion, Va.
  • Southwest Virginia Cancer Center – Norton, Va.
  • Russell County Hospital – Lebanon, Va.

Clinical Trials

You might qualify for clinical trials offered at Ballad Health through the National Cancer Institute and East Tennessee State University, along with other major cancer research centers. Ask your cancer care team if you are eligible for current research studies or clinical trials.

Find a Specialist

View Ballad Healths network of doctors and search by name, specialty, condition, gender and location. Or call 833-8-BALLAD for help finding a provider who offers the specific care you need.

Cancer Navigators

Your Cancer Guides

Work with a dedicated breast or lung cancer navigator who will help you understand your diagnosis and treatment, manage your care and provide emotional support through every step of your journey.

Lung Cancer Screening

Detect Lung Cancer Early

Choose Ballad Health for a lung cancer screening because early detection gives you the best chance of successful treatment and survival.

Cancer Care Locations

1 Medical Park Boulevard
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 844-1121
130 West Ravine Road
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 224-4000
2205 Pavilion Dr.
Ste. 101
Kingsport, TN 37660
1 Professional Park Dr.
Ste. 21
Johnson City, TN 37601
16000 Johnston Memorial Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24211
349 Island Road
Bristol, VA 24201
(276) 469-4200
378 Marketplace Blvd.
Ste. 10
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 928-3020
1 Medical Park Blvd.
Ste. 102
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 968-2311
671 Highway 58 East
Norton, VA 24273
(276) 679-5874


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Ballad Health appoints Paula Masters as vice president of health programs

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Ballad Health announced today the organization has named local public health expert Paula Masters as the new vice president of health programs. ... read more about Ballad Health appoints Paula Masters as vice president of health programs.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Sixth annual Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon raises $395,000

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – 12-year-old Patiance Gardner beamed with excitement when hospital leaders announced the total raised through the 2018 Niswonger Children’s Hospital’s Radiothon. ... read more about Sixth annual Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon raises $395,000.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Spirit Gala Raffle car winner glad to support Niswonger Children’s Hospital

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Like almost all the participants, Martin Bailey bought raffle tickets so he could support Niswonger Children’s Hospital – but he didn’t really expect to win anything. ... read more about Spirit Gala Raffle car winner glad to support Niswonger Children’s Hospital.