Compassion and a patient-first philosophy are at the heart of the cancer treatments offered at CarolinaEast Cancer Center.
Every specialist you see, every procedure you receive and every decision we make is done to move you closer toward the goal of living cancer-free.
Prevention and early detection
Our early detection program helps diagnose cancer before it progresses to more serious stages. We offer screenings and testing for a wide range of cancers including breast, cervical, colorectal, prostate, lung and skin cancers.
If you're concerned about a family history of cancer, we encourage you to ask us about our genetics testing program. We may be able to identify your genetic risk for cancer and perform the necessary interventions to prevent it from developing at all.
Enhanced cancer treatments and clinical trials
When it comes to treating cancer, we provide you with the most promising options available. Common treatments performed at the CarolinaEast Cancer Center include:
Thanks to our partnership with UNC Cancer Care, we are able to offer our patients access to some of the most advanced treatment methods out there. It also means that you can participate in the groundbreaking clinical trials offered through UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Care.
Support when you need it most
We know that cancer doesn't just affect your body. It's an emotional and mental burden to carry as well. We have various programs and services to help you feel your best physically and mentally. Our Support Services are an integral part of the healing, recovery and comfort for both you and your family.
Patient navigators. During treatment, we pair you with a patient navigator who will assist you in keeping track of appointments and offer personalized guidance as you progress through your cancer treatment plan.
Psychologist. Our Clinical Health Psychologist provides professional support to help you and your loved ones navigate the emotional journey following a cancer diagnosis. Research indicates that attending to these emotional aspects can have a positive impact on a patient’s recovery, quality of life, and physical outcomes. Our goal is to assist you and your family to enhance your quality of life by helping to reduce the stress of cancer, regain control and well-being, and address any issues that may interfere with effectively managing the disease and its symptoms.
Nutritionist. Our registered dietitian can provide you with nutrition care and support throughout your cancer journey. Our goal is to help minimize nutrition related symptoms during active treatment and provide nutrition assistance to help you lead a healthy lifestyle post cancer treatment.
Yoga. As a complementary approach in comprehensive cancer care, the practice of yoga has been shown to enhance quality of life by relieving the stress and anxiety associated with disease progression or treatment; combat the side effects of treatment particularly fatigue; relieve anxiety and depression, and reduce stress and insomnia. We offer access to special yoga classes in the community designed specifically for people battling cancer. Find a class.
Relaxation/Visualization. Learning to manage the stress associated with diagnosis and treatment by cultivating the relaxation response is an important part of your comprehensive cancer care. Relaxation can help improve immune system function, reduce pain and fatigue, and decrease stress to have an overall positive impact on the ability of the body to engage the healing process. (Class on hiatus until further notice) Learn more.
Support groups. Talking with people who understand what you're going through makes a difference in your treatment experience. We organize a support group for people with cancer, and a separate one for caregivers. (Classes on hiatus until further notice) Learn more.
Survivorship programs. We want to help you transition into living cancer-free. To do so, we will help you create a survivorship care plan that includes information about treatments you received and recommendations for follow-up care. We also offer nutrition support, healthy lifestyle programs and residual program management that helps coordinate your routine care with your primary care doctor.
We invite you to learn more about our cancer treatments. Call us at 252.634.6930 to ask a question or schedule an appointment.