Oncology

an experienced team with a proven track record

Coastal Cancer Center is the leader in treating blood diseases and cancers and is also a Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI)-certified practice. With four convenient locations offering advanced services, you can easily find the highest-quality oncology care available in the area. To learn more, call Coastal Cancer Center today.

With You Every Step of The Way

When you’re facing a cancer diagnosis, you want an experienced oncology team with a proven track record.

What is oncology?

Oncology is the area of medicine specializing in researching, identifying, and treating cancer. An oncologist works to diagnose your cancer by performing a variety of tests. Oncology is also closely associated with hematology, the area of medicine focused on treating blood and blood-related disorders.

Examples of Tests We Run
  • Lab tests: looking for signs of cancer in blood and urine
  • Biopsy: taking a tissue sample for testing
  • Endoscopy: introducing a camera into the body to look for irregularities
  • Ultrasounds, CT, MRI, or PET scans: imaging diagnostics that look for signs of disease

What can I expect during my first oncology appointment?

Facing a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, but the experienced providers at Coastal Cancer Center have provided consistent and compassionate cancer care for over 36 years. Throughout your treatment process, they work closely with you to discuss your specific condition and outline the next steps for diagnosing and coordinating your care.

What Your Appointment May Include
  • A comprehensive physical exam
  • Additional testing to help develop an effective treatment plan
  • Conversations with specialists, like surgeons or radiation oncologists
  • Meetings with a financial counselor to discuss insurance coverage and costs associated with your treatment
  • Introductions to support the service providers, like pharmacists or patient navigators

What kind of treatment do oncologists offer?

In many cases, several oncology specialists work together as a team to treat a cancer diagnosis. This team often includes a pathologist, an oncology nurse, or a diagnostic radiologist, as well as medical, surgical, or radiation specialists.

After diagnosing your cancer, your oncology team evaluates the stage, or extent, of your condition. Based on this additional information, your oncologist might recommend a variety of treatments to treat or manage your illness.

Cancer Treatment Specializations
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation
  • Hormone therapy
  • Monoclonal antibody treatments

Your oncologist also specializes in palliative care therapies to help manage symptoms and pain associated with your cancer.

Can I bring a support person?

When you work with Coastal Cancer Center, you can rely on transparent communication and open dialogue where you can raise concerns and ask any questions you may have. Because these conversations can be complex and overwhelming, Coastal Cancer Center recommends bringing a friend or family member to your appointment for support.
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Breast Cancer

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Skin Cancer

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Colon Cancer

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Lung Cancer

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Lymphoma

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Blood Disorders

Call Coastal Cancer Center to schedule an appointment with our experienced oncology care team.

Our Centers

Myrtle Beach Center

8121 Rourk Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Conway Center

817 Farrar Drive, Conway, SC 29526

Loris Center

3008 Bayboro Street, Loris, SC 29569

Murrells Inlet Center

4620 Highway 17 South, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Our Providers

Other Services

Hematology

Our hematology providers are leaders in blood diseases and cancer services in the Grand Strand area.

Chemotherapy

When you need chemotherapy treatments, you want a warm and friendly environment you can trust.

Diagnostic Imaging

Using diagnostic imaging, we are able to obtain a complete picture of your individual situation.

Onsite Pharmacy

We have an on-site pharmacy in our Myrtle Beach office, providing prescription services to make our patients’ lives easier.

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