Frye Regional Cancer Center
420 North Center Street
Hickory, NC 28601
Radiation Cancer Care in Hickory, NC
When it comes to cancer, early detection is the best way to increase a patient’s chance of survival. That is why SERO has partnered with Frye Regional Cancer Center to offer innovative diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy services to residents of Hickory, North Carolina.
Our Radiation Services in Hickory
Since every patient is unique, some treatment modalities are more effective than others. Fortunately, SERO’s radiation oncologists employ a variety of advanced radiotherapy techniques, including:
- External Beam Radiation Therapy
- Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
- Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
How to Schedule an Appointment
When you need cancer care fast, contact us.
If you are a new patient, please call (704) 333-7376 or complete our online form.
After completing the radiation consultation request form, the Department of Radiation Oncology at your preferred SERO location will contact you.
Current oncology patients of Frye Regional Cancer Center should call (828) 315-3355 to communicate with their current oncologist or to schedule follow-up appointments.
Directions to Frye Regional Cancer Center
Frye Regional Cancer Center (420 North Center Street, Hickory, NC) provides sophisticated treatment options and compassionate care to individuals living in Catawba, Caldwell, Burke, and Alexander counties. The medical center is located in the heart of downtown Hickory near the Hickory History Center, Hickory Museum of Art, and Catawba Science Center.
From Morganton, Frye Regional is a 30-minute drive via I-40 East. Traveling from Lenoir, the hospital is easily accessed using US-321 and Hickory Boulevard. Patients living in Newton should expect a short, 10-mile commute on I-40 West.
What to Expect During Radiation Therapy
Many patients fear radiotherapy simply because they do not know what to expect. But radiation therapy is a common, localized, and often painless treatment option. If you are receiving external beam radiation therapy, your treatment journey will begin with a consultation and simulation. During simulation, your radiation oncologist at the Frye Regional Cancer Center in Hickory, North Carolina will mark your skin to indicate exactly where the radiation should be directed.
During your first treatment session, you will likely be asked to change into a gown and then lie down on a treatment table. A radiation therapist will position you and set up the equipment. The machine will then make some loud clicking and whirring sounds as it emits radiation for approximately 20 to 30 minutes. You may receive five of these sessions per week for five to eight weeks.
Contact us online to learn more about our radiation oncology services offered at Frye Regional Cancer Center.