Cancer Center

World-Class Cancer Care – Close to Home

Located on the campus of Lexington Medical Center, hospital-based clinic Cancer Center-Lexington brings the resources of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest Baptist Health to Lexington. We offer a full range of cancer services including cancer specialists on-site, access to the latest treatments and technologies, and opportunities to participate in clinical trials, and we are pleased to have the resources of one of the nation's top cancer centers (U.S. News & World Report, 2012).

Hematology and Medical Oncology

Lexington Medical Center Clinics offer the following options:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of cancer
  • Treatment of benign and malignant blood disorders
  • Individual chemotherapy treatment areas
  • Patient consultations
  • Participation in clinical trials and research
  • Laboratory services

Radiation Oncology

  • Patient Consultations
  • Conventional radiation therapy: External beam radiation assures uniform doses of radiation to the targeted area
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT): Controls the intensity of the radiation beam within a given area, allowing a higher dose of radiation to the given area, allowing a higher dose of radiation to the tumor while avoiding normal tissue
  • CT Simulation: The most accurate process available to localize, define and reconstruct a patient's tumor, allowing the radiation oncologist to design a treatment plan unique to each patient's anatomy 

Gynecologic Oncology

  • Patient Consultations
  • Comprehensive care for women with gynecologic neoplasms
  • Surgical management of patients with cancer and pre-invasive disease of the female genital tract

Surgical Options

Michael Kelly, MD, with Wake Forest Baptist Health provides gynecologic oncology surgical services through his clinic at Cancer Center-Lexington.

Physicians with Davidson Surgical Associates work in conjunction with Lexington Medical Center to provide a full range of services for women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. Mark Smith, MD, Brian Lewis, MD, Steven Muscoreil, MD, Claudiu Cimpean, MD, and Eric Lance, MD, are certified by the American Board of Surgery and Fellows in the American College of Surgeons. 

The comprehensive services provided by the group include:

  • Biopsies
  • Mastectomies
  • Sentinel node mapping
  • Breast saving surgeries
  • Follow up care

Accredited Mammography Services

Lexington Medical Center's Mammography Department is equipped with the latest digital mammography equipment and is accredited by the American College of Radiologists. The accreditation ensures the highest level of mammography imaging. 

Mammography Q & A

What is a mammogram?

A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. It is the best screening tool we have today to find breast cancer early when it is most treatable. It can find breast cancer when it is very small, even too small to feel. It can also detect abnormal changes to the skin and calcifications. Mammography does a good job of finding cancer. However, it is most accurate when used with another screening test called a clinical breast exam.

Are mammograms painful?

To get a good picture, the technologist needs to flatten the breast. You may feel some pressure, but it only lasts a few seconds. Let the technologist know if your feel any pain.

Is the radiation in mammography harmful?

A woman is exposed to some radiation during a mammogram. While the radiation exposure during mammography can increase the risk of breast cancer, this increase in risk is very small. Studies show that the benefits of mammography outweigh the risks.

How can I get a mammogram?

Call your doctor for a referral, or call 336-716-WAKE.

What are the known benefits of 3D Mammography?

  • Reduced Callbacks: 3D mammography allows the radiologist to look at different layers of the breast tissue, helping to distinguish normal breast tissue from abnormal breast tissue. Information from these additional views is believed to lead to fewer callbacks and therefore less anxiety for women. 
  • Better Visualization: Radiologists can better determine the size, shape and location of an abnormality with 3D mammography. 
  • Improved Sensitivity: By minimizing the impact of overlapping breast tissue, 3D mammography may improve breast cancer screening and early detection. 

What if I cannot afford a mammogram?

Most insurance plans, including Medicare, cover mammograms. However, if you cannot afford one or do not have insurance, call the Susan G. Komen breast care helpline at 1-877-GO-KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) for a free or low cost option.

How to Get Here

Cancer Center107 West Medical Park Drive
Lexington, NC 27292

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