Cancer patient and cancer caregiver holding hands

What is a Cancer Caregiver?

A cancer diagnosis does not just affect the patient. Spouses, children, parents, siblings, friends, and other loved ones may all be called upon to help. A cancer caregiver is someone who helps a person…
patient talking to doctor about prostate cancer
A couple discussing cancer costs

The Cost of Cancer

Couple discussing cancer treatment options with doctor

11 Steps for Choosing Your Cancer Treatment

After your cancer diagnosis, your primary care physician will begin discussing your cancer treatment plan with you and your family.  At SERO, we specialize in radiation therapy, a localized, highly…
Doctor and patient reviewing cancer treatment plan

How to Treat a Sunburn

Sunburns are dangerous ailments. They aren't just painful, peeling, itchy, unsightly blemishes—they also increase your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly in children, who may be twice as likely to develop melanoma if they get even a single blistering sunburn. When sunburns do occur, however, take the steps necessary to reduce the pain and alleviate the damage. Sunburns are sneaky—they start with a tell-tale tingling or feeling of tightness in the skin during the initial exposure, followed by a slow reddening, but may take 4–6 hours to fully develop.
William Warlick, MD | Charlotte NC Cancer Treatment Doctor

Meet Dr. Will Warlick, MD, SERO’s August Provider of the Month

Oftentimes, the most unnerving part of a cancer diagnosis is the uncertainty. Many patients feel overwhelmed by the unknowns: What does radiation therapy involve? How will it affect my day-to-day…

Benefits of Radiation Therapy for Skin Cancer

Radiation therapy is a safe, effective, and non-invasive treatment option for non-melanoma skin cancer, including basal and squamous cell carcinoma. Surgery is the most common treatment option for non-melanoma skin cancer, particularly for minor, early-stage cases. Radiation, however, provides an excellent option as an alternative to surgery in many cases, as well as optimizing the effectiveness of skin cancer treatment when paired with surgery as an adjunct therapy.

SERO Welcomes Three New Oncologists

Radiation oncologists are the physicians who develop your therapy plan, working closely with other cancer doctors to maximize the radiation’s effectiveness. As such, these individuals are instrumental…

Protecting Your Skin From the Sun

Harmful UV rays pose a significant threat to the health of our skin. Sunburns, premature aging, and skin cancer are all common side effects of frequent exposure to the sun. It's simple to protect yourself from these dangers—apply sunscreen, don't use tanning beds, wear protective clothing, and stay out of the sun when possible, especially during the middle of the day. By making these activities a part of your daily routine, you can maintain healthy skin and avoid skin cancer. Download and print the infographic below, put it on the refrigerator, and keep yourself safe from the sun!