Novant Health Cancer Institute – Mount Airy brings remarkable care for both common and rare cancers close to where you live. We start by understanding your concerns and any symptoms as well as reviewing your health history. Then your team of providers will use both their years of experience and the most advanced diagnostic tools available to understand your current condition, and create a treatment plan unique to you.
- Nuclear medicine (a procedure that uses a small amount of radioactive material to examine the structure and function of structures in the body)
- Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans (a nuclear medicine procedure that looks at metabolic activity in body tissue)
- Biopsies, including fine needle aspirations and stereotactic needle biopsies (procedures which use a needle to remove a small amount of tissue so it can be examined for abnormalities)
- Digital rectal examinations (to check the lower rectum, pelvis and abdomen for cancers)
- Colonoscopy (a procedure to examine the colon)
- Blood testing
- Sigmoidoscopy (a minimally invasive procedure to examine the large intestine)
- Barium enemas (a procedure that involves a liquid inserted through the rectum to allow for examination of the large intestine)
- Computer-assisted tomography (CT) scans (an imaging procedure that combines many X-rays to examine structures in the body)
- Computer-assisted tomography (CT) lung scans
- Bronchoscopy (a procedure in which a thin tube inserted thorugh the throat is used to examine the lungs)
- Thoracentesis (a procedure in which a needle is inserted between the lungs and the chest wall to remove fluid and improve breathing)
- Transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) (a procedure in which a small probe which releases sound waves is inserted into the rectum; the waves bounce off the prostate, allowing for a video image of the prostate to be made)
- Intravenous pyelogram (an X-ray exam of the urinary tract)
- Cystoscopy (a procedure in which a small tube with a camera is inserted into the urethra to examine the urethra and bladder)
Our on-site infusion suite offers chemotherapy and other intravenous medications, and our infusion pharmacy ensures the medicines you need are available when you need them.
During your treatment, your providers will take part in multidisciplinary cancer conferences. These are opportunities for your care team to discuss your care with oncology providers from across the Novant Health network, ensuring you get the most comprehensive care possible. And our hereditary cancer genetics clinic allows our patients to identify cancer risks before they become larger concerns.
During and after your treatment, you can rely on our team of nurse navigators to make sure you have access to any spiritual or emotional support services you need, as well as survivorship and rehabilitation services once your treatment is complete.