1771 NC

Cancer Care

Always treating patients as people first—and working together as a team to explore every available option.

The good news

It’s true—the counties that make up eastern North Carolina have a cancer mortality rate that’s 15 percent above the rest of North Carolina and higher than the national average. This is largely because of age, lifestyle and other factors, but also because cancer in our region is so often detected in later stages, making it more challenging to treat. The good news? No one is better equipped to fight cancer successfully through education, prevention, treatment and support than the teams at Vidant Health.

The best care in the region

Our goal is to provide the highest quality care to the people we serve, and we’re not the only ones who recognize our efforts. The Vidant Medical Center cancer program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and the facility also received the commission’s Outstanding Achievement Award. Every day, we’re combining an expert staff of doctors, nurses and therapists with the most advanced technologies and treatments.

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Each patient is assigned a cancer care team—a real team of professionals who work together on a daily basis. It’s about keeping patients involved in decisions, encouraging questions, weighing the options and presenting information in ways that everyone can understand.

A culture of education and support

Success isn’t just about clinical care. Beating cancer requires comprehensive education, too, which is why we sponsor educational programs for everyone in the community as well as for health professionals. We also know how important cancer support is, and we offer a range of programs for patients and families—everything from ongoing exercise and nutrition programs to a three-day beach retreat for adult cancer survivors.

Let’s put cancer in its place…

Cancer is a diagnosis no doctor wants to give, and no patient wants to hear. Let’s work together to make sure we stay at the forefront of treatment as we get closer to a cure.