Novant Health Cancer Institute – Thomasville is dedicated to bringing remarkable cancer care to patients in and around Thomasville, North Carolina. Our providers are members of this community, and we’re proud to serve people we consider neighbors and friends.
Whether you are seeking cancer diagnosis, getting chemotherapy in our on-site infusion suite, or looking for emotional support before, during or after treatment, our team of nurse navigators will be there to see you through. They will make sure you have access to spiritual and emotional support services, as well as survivorship and rehabilitation services once your treatment is complete.
Our services include:
- Computer-assisted tomography (CT) scans (an imaging procedure that combines many X-rays to examine structures in the body)
- 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 procedures (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) 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)
Your providers will regularly take part in multidisciplinary cancer conferences, where they can confer with other oncology specialists from across the Novant Health Network. Their goal is to make sure your treatment plan is as comprehensive as possible. Also, if your provider thinks you would be a good fit for a clinical trial, you will have access to those services as well. And, our hereditary cancer genetics clinic can help you identify cancer risks before they become larger concerns.