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Oncology

Oncology refers to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Oncology treatments may include chemotherapy, radiation, medication or surgery. Oncologists can specialize in one of three fields of oncology: medical, radiation or surgery.

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Cancer care in Hopewell, Virginia

We offer complete oncological care to the TriCities area.

A cancer diagnosis is a challenge you should never have to face alone. At TriCities Hospital, we are committed to you at every step. Our oncologists and oncology specialists are dedicated to designing a treatment plan that suits your needs and circumstances.

Have cancer questions?

We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated, confidential helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7.

We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated, confidential helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7.

Types of cancer we treat

Our experienced oncology team provides treatment for many cancers, including:

  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Uterine cancer

Cancer treatments we provide

Thanks to both advanced technology and our highly-trained multidisciplinary team, we are able to provide a wide range of cancer treatment options.


Our cancer treatment options

Our oncology specialists are able to offer specialized treatment options that can be tailored to fit your specific circumstances. Your care team will include both doctors and other clinicians, as well as dietitians, nurse navigators and supportive care counselors. These skilled professionals will work with you to decide which treatment methods will be most effective for you.

Cryosurgery

Cryosurgery is a procedure in which something very cold, such as liquid nitrogen or argon gas, destroys malignant tissue. It is typically used in cases where the tumor or cancerous cells can be directly targeted and removed, or in cases where a precancerous growth needs to be treated.

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is a form of biological cancer treatment that trains your own immune system to destroy cancer cells. There are a range of immunotherapy types that are available. You and your care team work together to find what form of immunotherapy works best for you.

Infusion therapy

We sometimes think infusion is only used to administer chemotherapy, but it's a treatment method for so much more. While our services include chemotherapy, the administration of cancer treatment drugs through an IV, this treatment method can be part of immunotherapy, antiviral or antibiotic drug administration, pain relief or reducing nausea.

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)

RFA is a minimally invasive procedure that uses electricity-generated heat to target and eliminate cells that make up unwanted or possibly dangerous growths in the body.

Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy, also known as radiotherapy, uses precise doses of radiation to kill cancer cells in specific areas of the body. There are external and internal radiation therapy types and your care will help your decide the type that best fits your health needs.

Surgical oncology

In some cases, surgical interventions may be the best option for removing damaged or cancerous tissue from the body. Wherever possible, we use minimally invasive surgical methods, including robotic surgery, to remove tumors and treat cancer.


Determining your cancer risk

Many cancers can be cured if detected early. We offer diagnostic tools to help find out your risk for certain cancers. Take our helpful assessments. Then, talk with your doctor to determine your next steps. Our assessments include:


About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.

askSARAH helpline

Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (804) 591-4152.

Cancer support

Whether you have recently been diagnosed, are actively receiving treatment or are in remission, you deserve to have people around you who listen and help when needed.

Local cancer support resources

Our cancer center is proud to be able to provide additional support thanks local cancer groups in the Tri-Cities area. Some of our support groups include:

  • American Cancer Society (ACS)—ACS publishes and provides free information about their program and services, such as clinical trial matching, local events and other information.
  • Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation (VBCF)—VBCF provides help and assistance for patients with breast cancer through education and advocacy.

Assess your cancer risk factors

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Your colorectal cancer risk factors
When diagnosed early, colorectal cancer is highly preventable and highly treatable. Use our online tool to find out your risk and what you can do about it.
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At risk for lung cancer?
If you're unsure, let us help you understand whether you have any potential risk factors for developing lung cancer with our free assessment tool.
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Worried about prostate cancer?
Let us help. Our assessment will enable you to understand whether you need to be talking to your doctor about prostate cancer and screenings.

Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Virginia Health System

HCA Virginia Health System is a member of the Sarah Cannon network. We believe each person facing cancer should be able to fight the disease where they get their greatest strength: their own community supported by friends and family.

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The Healthy Living Blog

Read our blogs to learn more about our cancer care and how we can support you.

Julie Marshall & Tiffany Knepshield 

January 27, 2023
Johnston-Willis Hospital
Cancer survivor officiates former nurse's wedding

Julie Marshall & Tiffany Knepshield 

January 27, 2023
Johnston-Willis Hospital
Cancer survivor officiates former nurse's wedding

What you need to know about breast cancer surgical choices 

October 28, 2022
When diagnosed with breast cancer, for many patients, surgery is the first treatment, followed by chemotherapy or radiation.

Mammograms: What to expect 

October 12, 2022
What you can expect from and how to prep for your mammogram, a recommended screening schedule, and answers to commonly asked questions.