Carolinas HealthCare System

Edwards Cancer Center

Edwards Cancer Center brings hope, quality of life, and survival to hundreds of people diagnosed with cancer each year. Our multidisciplinary approach to care provides comprehensive and compassionate care for each patient by addressing the cancer, the anticipated side effects of therapy, and related emotional and social issues.

Edwards Cancer Center received a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Only 25 percent of all cancer treatment programs in the United States receive this designation.

Edwards Cancer Center is an affiliate of Levine Cancer Institute.

Cancer Specialties

While Edwards Cancer Center is able to treat a range of both common and rare cancers. Some of the more common tumor types are listed here:

  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colon & Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Head & Neck Cancer
  • Lung & Esophageal Cancer
  • Lymphomas
  • Melanoma & Skin Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer

Cancer Treatment Options

Each patient's treatment plan will depend on the type, location and stage of their cancer. Although many cancers are treated with surgery, others may involve chemotherapy and radiation therapy. These treatments are directed by board-certified medical and radiation oncologists.

Chemotherapy Services
Chemotherapy treatment utilizes one or more medications to treat cancer and can be administered orally or intravenously, depending on the type of cancer. Patients receive chemotherapy at Carolinas Cancer Associates located in the Carolinas HealthCare System Union medical office building, which features comfortable recliners, head phones and televisions. Specially trained oncology nurses are on staff to administer chemotherapy.

Radiation Therapy Services
Radiation therapy is administered under the direction of a board-certified radiation oncologist utilizing the latest technology. This includes 3-D treatment planning, along with sophisticated diagnostic imaging procedures. Radiation therapy is delivered through a state-of-the-art linear accelerator. Modern techniques are used to minimize the damage to normal tissue. Radiation may be used prior to surgery to shrink a tumor or after surgery to prevent the growth of remaining cancer cells. The Center also utilizes Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) as part of its comprehensive treatment services.

For more information, contact:

The Edwards Cancer Center at Carolinas HealthCare System Union
600 Hospital Drive
Monroe, NC 28112

Radiation Therapy Department
Phone: 704-225-2826
Hours: 7 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

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