Cancer Care at Covenant Health

East Tennessee’s Leading Cancer Center.
Let Our Strength Be Yours.

You Are Not Alone in Your Fight Against Cancer.

Covenant Health provides the region’s most comprehensive cancer care. From board-certified oncologists to clinical trials at the forefront of cancer research, to your own personal nurse navigator, you’ll have a dedicated support team every step of the way. We’ll use the most advanced technology available to bring you the best possible outcomes.

A cancer diagnosis is one of the greatest challenges of your life. It upends your emotional well-being, your relationships, and your career. Our mission is to bring calm to your chaos and hope in your moments of doubt.

That’s why we’re going to fight it together.

Ask us your questions. We’re ready to listen. From your first scan to the completion of treatment, we are with you in every round of this fight to remission.

Compassionate Support. Unmatched Expertise.

We believe that you deserve superior care without ever needing to leave East Tennessee, whether as a Covenant Health patient or if you’ve come from outside the region. Schedule an appointment to speak with our care team today.

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The doctors made me feel hopeful, and that this was treatable. I think that’s the number-one thing I needed when I was diagnosed. Hope.

Haley C.

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I was impressed by how well all the doctors worked together. You feel like they’re putting their arms around you and taking care of you. I never felt like I was lost, not one time.

Liz C.

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It’s encouraging that we have this kind of technology this close to home.

James M.

Our Shoulders to Lean On

We know battling cancer is a bigger burden than just medical treatment. With Covenant Health, you’ll have access to counseling services and social workers whenever you need them. We’ll connect you with financial counseling and guide you through family and work-related challenges so you can focus on the most important thing: your journey to healing.

Exceptional Care

You’re in good hands. Covenant Health is included in Becker’s Healthcare Review’s list of 100 health systems with great oncology programs. Our research program conducts more clinical trials than anywhere else in the region, and our state-of-the-art imaging centers provide the clearest diagnostics available.

Breakthrough Treatments

We’re here to help you kick cancer for good. The Thompson Proton Center offers one of the world’s most advanced forms of radiation therapy. This proven, precise treatment minimizes unnecessary radiation to healthy tissue, resulting in patients’ improved quality of life during and after treatment. Covenant Health has the only proton therapy treatment center in the region.

The Strongest Cancer-Fighting Team

We believe there’s strength in numbers. Covenant Health has the region’s most cancer doctors, bringing you unmatched expertise in East Tennessee. We have recruited cancer doctors from around the world to provide you with award-winning cancer treatment and care.

Cancers We Treat

Our dedicated teams of expert physicians and multidisciplinary specialists are committed to providing you with the most advanced medical technologies and innovative treatments. We focus on delivering personalized care for a wide range of cancers, striving for breakthroughs in your treatment and recovery journey.

Our doctors treat the most types of cancer in the region. Call us to schedule your first appointment.

Bone Cancer Cervical Cancer

Gynecologic Cancers

Kidney (Renal) Cancer

Multiple Myeloma

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Pancreatic Cancer

Testicular Cancer

Brain Cancer

Colorectal Cancer Head and Neck Cancers Leukemia

Myelodysplastic Syndrome


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Pioneering Cancer Treatment Through Clinical Trials

We’re dedicated to investing in the future of cancer care. Clinical trials are research studies that help Covenant Health study and evaluate new breakthrough cancer treatments. Each study aims to answer scientific questions and find better ways to prevent, diagnose, or treat cancer. The results of today’s trials inform tomorrow’s standards of cancer care around the world.

Active Clinical Trials

Our active clinical trials include research in breast, esophageal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, kidney, leukemia/lymphoma, melanoma, and non-small cell lung cancers.

Thompson Cancer Survival Center

Thompson Cancer Survival Center was born from the vision of B. Ray Thompson, who believed East Tennessee residents deserved excellent care close to home. Our four main locations and other services across the region offer a full spectrum of cancer care including physician specialists, infusion, radiation oncology, proton therapy, advanced imaging, genetic counseling, and outreach services. Since 1989, Thompson Cancer Survival Center has provided hope and care to cancer patients and their families through innovative treatments and clinical trials, many of which are the first of their kind in our region.

Stronger Together with Covenant Health

You deserve the highest standard of care available. We believe that cancer treatment should be compassionate, dignified, and holistic. Whether Covenant Health is the cancer center nearest to you or you’ve traveled from miles away, we welcome you to our family in East Tennessee. In the hardest moments, our strength is yours.

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Screenings for Peace of Mind

Whether you’re getting a routine check-up or you’ve been referred by your doctor, our advanced diagnostic imaging and expert care team will give you clear next steps.

Give us a call or schedule online whenever you’re ready. Choose from one of our East Tennessee cancer care locations for a convenient screening near you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We are committed to patient education and transparency in our care. If you can’t find an answer to your question, please contact us for a consultation.

What are the stages of cancer?

Cancers are categorized into four stages, typically written with Roman numerals. Speaking very broadly, Stage I means the cancer is small and localized, while Stage IV means the cancer has spread to other parts of your body. Our doctors complete diagnostic testing for an accurate diagnosis on behalf of every cancer patient we see.

What is a personal nurse navigator?

Your oncology nurse navigator coordinates your care, manages your symptoms, and helps you understand what to expect during the treatment process. The nurse navigator is just one member of your dedicated cancer support team who is with you on this journey every step of the way.

What’s included in cancer care support services?

Covenant Health provides a range of financial, counseling, dietary, social, and spiritual support services for cancer patients. Thompson Cancer Survival Center features counseling services and regular sessions with a dietician as part of our approach to comprehensive cancer care.

How much does cancer treatment cost?

We recognize that cancer treatment is a significant financial burden for most people. Insurance plans commonly cover a portion or all of radiation therapy costs. Chemotherapy costs can vary depending on the type and frequency of treatment you receive. Medicare also offers coverage for chemotherapy. Your health is our primary concern. Our financial counselors are ready to meet with you to discuss the range of financing options available to you. Visit our financial assistance page for more details.

What is proton therapy?

Proton therapy is a unique and trusted form of radiation therapy that precisely targets tumors while significantly sparing surrounding healthy tissues. This approach decreases the risk of side effects while delivering favorable outcomes.

What is the Gamma Knife program?

We’re proud to be one of only two centers in Tennessee offering non-invasive Gamma Knife technology, a revolutionary technique used to treat some brain conditions previously considered inoperable. Contact us to learn if you may be eligible for this treatment.

What is 3D mammography?

Covenant Health offers 3D digital mammograms (digital tomosynthesis) for a complete visualization of the breast tissue. Compared to traditional mammography, this 3D approach leads to more accurate diagnoses.

Is cancer treatment painful?

We promote a culture of transparency and honesty in our care. Pain is one of the most common side effects of cancer treatment, your care team members are available to discuss healthy, sustainable pain management options. If you have questions about palliative care or symptom relief, please call us.

Can advanced cancer be cured?

With advanced cancer, we often think of managing the disease and mitigating its effects rather than completely curing it. It’s important to understand that not all cancer diagnoses are terminal. Many cancer survivors live for decades after their initial treatments.

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