Cancer Care

For advanced, comprehensive oncology care in North Carolina, turn to UNC Health. You’ll work with board-certified oncologists and cancer specialists who are with you every step of your cancer journey.

Cancer Screening & Diagnosis

Early detection of cancer is key to successful treatment. Get advanced screening and diagnostics for cancer at UNC Health:

  • Biopsy – Removes a tissue sample from your tumor or body to test for cancer
  • Colonoscopy – Uses a small camera to look for abnormalities in the colon
  • Genetic tests – Reviews your DNA to understand any inherited probability of certain cancers
  • Lung cancer screening – Applies low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan technology to see your lungs and check for cancer
  • Mammography – Helps detect lumps, tumors, or other abnormalities that may be cancerous
  • Pap tests and HPV tests – Screen for cervical cancer

Cancers We Treat

Get compassionate cancer care close to home at UNC Health. We treat all types of adult and pediatric cancers, including:

  • Bone marrow cancer
  • Brain, nerve, and spinal cancers
  • Breast cancer
  • Digestive cancers, including colon cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, and stomach cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Eye cancers
  • Gynecologic cancers, including cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, and uterine cancer
  • Head and neck cancers, including mouth cancer, sinus cancer, throat, cancer, thyroid cancer
  • Leukemia, or cancer of the blood
  • Lung cancer
  • Skin cancers
  • Urologic cancers, including bladder cancer, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer

Cancer Treatment

Find cancer treatment tailored to your health needs at UNC Health:

  • Chemotherapy – Kills cancer cells in your body, usually with intravenous (through a vein) medication
  • Clinical trials – Tests ways to prevent, find, or treat cancer
  • Hormone therapy – Starves tumors of hormones needed to grow, sometimes delivered by pill
  • Immunotherapy (biotherapy) – Uses your immune system to kill cancer cells
  • Radiation therapy – Uses high-energy waves you can’t see or feel to kill cancer tumors
  • Surgery – Removes cancerous tumors from your body

Cancer Support & Survivorship

Find the support you need to live as well as possible following a cancer diagnosis:

  • Cancer rehabilitation – Gain strength and mobility with massage therapy or other rehabilitation services
  • Cancer support groups – Learn about survivorship, treatment decisions, nutritional counseling, and other topics as you and your family
  • Lymphedema therapy – Lessen the effects of limb swelling during and after cancer treatment
  • Nutrition counseling – Eat healthy and be more comfortable with food during and after treatment
  • Palliative care – Stay comfortable during and after cancer treatment with compassionate palliative care

Why Choose UNC Health for Cancer Care

Be confident in your cancer care team’s experience—UNC Health cares for hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians fighting cancer every year.

N.C. Cancer Hospital and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center provide leading cancer care in the nation, one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. That means research guides your care, ensuring you’ll receive access to groundbreaking approaches.

You’ll also benefit from the well-rounded care of many experts. Our multidisciplinary approach has been a model for cancer centers across the state and country.

Find a Doctor

Get outstanding, compassionate primary and specialty care from UNC Health. Find a doctor near you to request your appointment and get started.