What Is Proton Therapy?

Written by Stuart Burri, MDCancer remains the second leading cause of death around the world, reports the World Health Organization. It claimed an estimated 9.6 million lives in 2018, and about…

Meet Marquiez Ballard, PA-C, April 2019 Provider of the Month

We are honored to have an amazing group of providers in North and South Carolina who contribute their time, efforts and talent to their communities. That's why today, and on the first of every month, we…
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CURE Article Recap feat. John Heinzerling, MD

John H. Heinzerling, MDEveryone desires a cure for cancer; however, people need to understand that every cancerous process is different. This means that every type of cancer will require its own individual…
Group Photo of the SERO Staff and Board-Certified Physicians and radiotherapy staff

The Importance of Selecting a Board-Certified Radiation Oncologist

When someone is looking for a physician, regardless of the type of specialty, they may be overwhelmed with their options. One of the credentials people might notice is that some doctors are "board certified."…
Dr. Chris Corso (SER0) hosted Senator Burr’s staff on behalf of ASTRO at radiation therapy center in Charlotte, NC

Dr. Corso at SERO Hosts Senator Burr's Health Policy Director

Without a doubt, there have been numerous advances in the field of cancer diagnostics and treatment over the past few decades. These advancements have given hope to individuals and families suffering…
Man hugging family to celebrate cancer remission

How is Remission Different Than a Cure?

Written by Kevin S. Roof, MDMedical terminology can be difficult to understand. There is often confusion around the terms remission and cure. To further complicate the matter remission can be either…
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Meet Roshan Prabhu, MD, March 2019 Provider of the Month

We are proud of our providers and all the fantastic work they do in our community. This month, we are excited to feature Roshan Prabhu, MD, our March 2019 Provider of the Month.  Dr. Prabhu has…
Patient speaking to a doctor about the Early Signs and Symptoms of Cancer

What are the Early Signs and Symptoms of Cancer?

Cancer afflicts approximately one in two men, and one in three women, in his or her lifetime. One of the keys to successful cancer treatment is early detection. Fortunately, screening tools exist for…
African-American Man Being Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer | Prostate Cancer Q & A With Radiation Oncologist Jerome Butler

Prostate Cancer in African-American Men

We sat down with SERO radiation oncologist, Jerome M. Butler, MD to discuss the the high prevalence of prostate cancer in African-American men. Continue reading to learn more about prostate…
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Meet W. Reggie Sigmon, MD, February 2019 Provider of the Month

Reggie Sigmon, MD is our February 2019 Provider of the Month. Dr. Sigmon has been with Southeast Radiation Oncology Group since July 2013 and sees patients at Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) and Frye…