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Cancer Treatment

Compassion Runs Deep

At our Carteret cancer treatment facility, you can expect an outstanding and comprehensive range of oncology services to meet the needs of all patients and their caregivers. We partner with our patients in the fight against cancer and provide state-of-the-art treatment with cancer-fighting therapies. Our goal is to improve the quality of life of our patients by offering a full spectrum of cancer services close to family, friends and home. Carteret Health Care offers expertise and knowledge that normally would not be available in a community hospital.

Cancer is an often misunderstood disease, causing fear in those diagnosed with it, as well as their loved ones. That’s why our multidisciplinary team of board-certified oncologists, cancer care certified nurses, and other medical experts work together to provide the highest possible level of care with compassion and concern.

We treat all cancer types at Carteret Health Care, including these major groups:

  • Carcinoma: Cancers that originate in the skin, lungs, breasts, pancreas, other organs, or glands. This is the most common form of cancer.
  • Sarcoma: These include cancers originating from the bones, muscles, fat, blood vessels, cartilage, or any soft tissue of the body.
  • Melanoma: These arise in the skin’s pigment cells.
  • Lymphoma: These cancers affect the lymphocytes.
  • Leukemia: This is a cancer of the blood and usually does not form a solid tumor.

Cancer Treatments We Offer

Chemotherapy

Raab Oncology patient services are available in the Cancer Center inside Carteret Health Care Medical Center located at 3500 Arendell Street, Morehead City, where patients receive services such as medical oncology, chemotherapy and hematology.

The 7,000 square foot clinic offers 8 treatment stations for chemotherapy and two private rooms for patients who desire more privacy. Carteret Health Care is sensitive to the spiritual and emotional needs of patients and their loved ones. A beautiful garden area with flowers and bird feeders can be viewed from the treatment area. Personal televisions DVD players and guided imagery are available to all patients and caregivers. A massage therapist who is specialized in oncology offers foot and chair massages.

Imaging

Highly sophisticated equipment allow for early detection services such as ACR certified Digital and 3-D Mammography, CT Scanners and a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with Breast Coil and PET CT.

Radiation Oncology

Coleman Radiation Oncology has the advantage of the latest advances in radiation therapy. Our team is composed of a Radiation Oncologist, radiation therapists, medical dosimetrist, medical radiation physicists and an oncology nurse will carefully plan, monitor and carry out each patient's course of radiation treatment.

Radiation Oncology offers the following:

  • New patient consultations
  • Follow-up care for previously treated patients
  • 3-D Conformal Radiation Treatment Planning - This is a special way of planning using CT Scans or MRI Scans to define Tumor Volume in 3 dimensions including width, height and depth.
  • IMRT - Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy - It is the most technically advanced, most precise method of external beam radiation therapy. It allows Radiation Oncologists to deliver high doses of radiation directly to the tumors while sparing surrounding healthy tissue.
  • IGRT - Image Guided Radiation Therapy - IGRT uses a variety of digital imaging techniques to pinpoint exact location of a target tumor while the patient is in treatment position, prior to each daily treatment. It is the most advanced and precise form of radiation therapy today.
  • Electron Beam Therapy - Optimal for treating superficial skin lesions. This type of treatment spares deeper tissues and organs of any radiation side effects such as electrons produced by the linear accelerator.
  • CT Scanner - Toshiba 16 wide bore - Multi-slice CT Scanner is the most important tool for radiation treatment planning. Providing high definition of the tumor volume, assessment of tumor motion with respiratory gating and aids in geometric placement of radiation fields.
  • Clinical Trials - National Clinical Trials are studies that test new methods of optimizing cancer treatments. These trials are often used in conjunction with chemotherapeutic drugs. Some of the trials being offered here at Coleman focus on prostate, head/neck, and brain cancers.
  • SRS and SBRT
  • Breath-hold technique treatments for left breast irradiation.
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