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Cancer center set to open Mon.

SARAH LOWERY
Staff Writer

Gastonia-based CaroMont Health’s new Lincoln Cancer Center will officially open to patients on Monday.
As the Times-News previously reported, the 5,500-square-foot facility, located at 440 McAlister Road in Lincolnton, will provide radiation oncology treatment and services to Lincoln County residents, thereby reducing the amount of travel time for those patients — many of whom are required to undergo daily treatment — who previously commuted elsewhere for similar services.
“Now these patients won’t have to spend 30 or 45 minutes getting to other centers,” said Dr. Charles Meakin, medical director for radiation oncology at CaroMont Health, in a press release announcing the opening. “It’s important to realize that 45 minutes might be the best part of their day, and they can now spend it with their family and friends.”
The state-of-the-art facility houses a waiting area, three exams rooms, dressing rooms, staff offices, a consultation area and a treatment room. It will provide radiation oncology patient consultations, radiation therapy treatment, nurse navigation and patient-support services.
The Lincoln Cancer Center will partner with other area health systems and providers who refer oncology patients. Five to seven patients are expected the first week, with future plans and capacity to treat as many as 30 patients a day.
The center’s hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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