No one should face a cancer diagnosis alone. That is why SERO’s radiation oncologists provide high-quality care at 20 locations. For patients living in Burke County, UNC Health Blue Ridge — Valdese Hospital offers convenient and centralized oncology services.
UNC Health Blue Ridge – Valdese Hospital
720 Malcolm Boulevard, Valdese, NC 28690
Patients & Providers
Cancer Treatment & Radiation Therapy in Valdese
Radiation Services in Valdese
At SERO, our providers employ advanced technologies to effectively treat a variety of cancer types. Depending on your diagnosis, your radiation oncologist may recommend:
How to Schedule an Appointment
Radiation oncology can be a highly effective treatment tool. However, only a radiation oncologist can determine if radiotherapy is the right answer for you. To schedule a consultation with one of SERO’s providers, call 704-333-7376 or complete this form.
After completing the radiation consultation request form, a representative from the Department of Radiation Oncology at your preferred SERO location will reach out as soon as possible.
Current Valdese Hospital patients should call 828-580-7536.
Valdese Hospital (720 Malcolm Boulevard, Valdese, NC) is conveniently located just five minutes from the heart of downtown Valdese, near the Lovelady Fire Department and Burke County Sheriff’s Office. We are easily reached from Morganton and Hickory using I-40.
From Morganton, take I-40 East to exit 113 toward Rutherford College. Turn left onto Rutherford College Road and continue onto Malcolm Boulevard for one mile. Valdese Hospital will be located on the right. Follow the signs to the Levine Cancer Institute.
From Hickory, take I-40 West toward Asheville for 10.5 miles to exit 113 toward Connelly Springs. Merge onto Malcolm Boulevard and continue for less than a mile. Valdese Hospital will be located on the right. Follow the signs to the Levine Cancer Institute.
What to Expect
Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses beams of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink malignant tumors. As the most common form of cancer treatment, radiotherapy is highly effective and often painless.
If your cancer treatment plan includes radiation therapy, a radiation oncologist will determine what type of radiation you should receive and for how long. Many patients receive radiation therapy five days per week for five to eight weeks. These sessions typically last 15 minutes and are much like receiving an X-ray. Learn more.
Your Valdese Care Team
SERO’s patients receive compassionate care from a comprehensive team of medical providers. This care team consists of radiation oncologists, radiation oncology nurses, radiation therapists, and other professionals who are dedicated to providing consistent support during uncertain times.