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.
Radiation Cancer Care in Hickory, NC
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:
How To Schedule an Appointment
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At SERO, new patients can schedule a radiotherapy consultation with little wait time. After calling 704-333-7376 or completing this form, the Department of Radiation Oncology at your nearest SERO Charlotte Cancer Center location will contact you.
Current oncology patients of Frye Regional Medical Center should call 828-315-3355 to communicate with their current oncologist or to schedule follow-up appointments.
Directions to Frye Regional Medical Center
Frye Regional Medical 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 Frye Regional 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 Medical Center.