Some cancers move slowly, growing for years and even decades before they are detected. Others are more aggressive, spreading within weeks. At SERO, we understand that efficient and effective cancer care matters. That is why we provide convenient oncological services at Atrium Health – Lancaster Radiation Therapy Center in Lancaster, South Carolina.
Radiation Cancer Care in Lancaster, SC
Our Radiation Services in Lancaster
How to Schedule an Appointment
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 Atrium Health – Lancaster Radiation Therapy Center patients should call (803) 283-6200.
Directions to Atrium Health – Lancaster Radiation Therapy Center
Atrium Health – Lancaster Radiation Therapy Center (1005 West Meeting Street, Lancaster, SC) provides advanced radiotherapy treatment to patients living in South Carolina and North Carolina. The practice serves South Carolina cities such as Rock Hill, Dentsville, Union, Irmo, and Forest Acres. The facility is also close to Charlotte, NC.
Conveniently located in the heart of downtown near MUSC Health Lancaster Medical Center, Lancaster Radiation Therapy Center can be accessed from Rock Hill via US-21 South. After traveling 16 miles on the highway, turn left onto River Road and then, two miles later, left onto SC-9 South. Take the ramp to Lancaster and merge onto SC-9 Business. Continue straight onto W. Meeting Street. The destination will be on your right after half a mile.
From Charlotte, Lancaster Radiation Therapy Center is a 50-mile commute. After following I-77 South for nearly 22 miles, take exit 77 for US-21 South toward Lancaster. Continue straight for 16 miles and then turn left onto River Road. After two miles, take another left onto SC-9 South and then take the ramp to Lancaster. Merge onto SC-9 Business and continue straight onto W. Meeting Street. The destination will be on your right after half a mile.
How Does Radiation Therapy Work?
Radiation therapy works by exposing cancer cells to lethal amounts of radiation. Over time, this radiation destroys cancer cells and shrinks tumors. Though radiotherapy is a localized treatment, healthy cells can still be damaged by the radiation. When this happens, patients experience unwanted side effects.
What Are the Side Effects of Radiotherapy?
Some Lancaster Radiation Therapy Center patients experience no side effects. Others experience mild side effects like fatigue and skin problems (e.g. blistering, peeling, itching) or side effects specific to their treatment. Radiation to the abdomen, for instance, may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal issues.
If you experience any discomfort during your radiotherapy treatment, tell your SERO provider immediately. Your provider can adjust your radiation dose accordingly or prescribe medications to calm your symptoms.
Contact us online to learn more about our radiation oncology services offered at Atrium Health – Lancaster Radiation Therapy Center.