Cancer is a silent disease. That means patients rarely notice symptoms until it has progressed, which makes successful treatment even harder. Fortunately, SERO partners with Atrium Health – Levine Cancer Institute – Union Radiation Therapy Center in Monroe, North Carolina, to effectively treat a variety of cancers, from early-stage lung cancer to metastatic colorectal cancer.
Radiation Cancer Care in Monroe, NC
Our Radiation Services in Union County
The radiation oncologists at SERO are dedicated to helping Union County cancer patients reclaim their lives. That is why they offer several different radiotherapy services, including:
How to Schedule an Appointment
Radiation therapy is a localized cancer treatment modality, meaning it targets cancer cells while minimizing damage to healthy tissues.
To determine if this treatment is right for you, call (704) 333-7376 or complete this form to schedule a consultation with a SERO provider.
After completing the radiation consultation request form, the Department of Radiation Oncology at your preferred SERO location will contact you.
Current Atrium Health – Levine Cancer Institute – Union Radiation Therapy Center patients should call (980) 993-2826.
Directions to Atrium Health – Levine Cancer Institute – Union Radiation Therapy Center
Atrium Health – Levine Cancer Institute – Union Radiation Therapy Center (600 Hospital Drive, Monroe, NC) provides convenient, comprehensive oncological services to residents of Monroe, Waxhaw, Indian Trail, Wingate, and the surrounding areas. A part of Atrium Health Union, the facility is located six minutes from downtown Monroe near Monroe High School.
From Waxhaw, the facility is a 20-minute drive using NC-75 East. Patients traveling from Indian Trail – also approximately 20 minutes away – should follow Andrew Jackson Highway. From Wingate, Levine Cancer Institute – Union Radiation Therapy Center is just a nine-minute drive using US-74 West.
When Is Radiation Therapy Used?
Radiation therapy is used to treat many different kinds of cancer, from gynecological cancers to brain tumors. Sometimes, radiotherapy is the only treatment a patient receives. More often, however, radiation sessions are coupled with a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or hormone therapy.
What Are the Side Effects of Radiotherapy?
Since radiation therapy is a localized treatment, many patients experience no side effects. However, some patients do experience mild discomfort like fatigue, nausea, and skin problems (e.g. itching, burning, blistering). Other side effects depend on the area being treated. Radiation to the brain, for instance, can cause hearing loss and cognition problems.
SERO’s providers at Atrium Health – Levine Cancer Institute – Union Radiation Therapy Center want to make your radiation treatment as painless as possible. With this in mind, they always discuss possible side effects with patients before beginning treatment. They also check in with patients weekly to monitor side effects and, in some cases, to adjust radiation dosages.
Contact us online to learn more about our radiation oncology services offered at Atrium Health – Levine Cancer Institute – Union Radiation Therapy Center.