Services

Cancer Services

Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital (HCMH) provides competent, compassionate, innovative radiation therapy and chemotherapy services to cancer patients in conjunction with the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Outreach

Both the Regional Cancer Center and the Elkin campus serve residents of the following counties:

  • Alleghany
  • Carroll
  • Grayson
  • Patrick
  • Surry
  • Wilkes
  • Yadkin

Outreach Support Services

Mastectomy Program

HCMH offers complete mastectomy treatment and services. Recommended mastectomy fitters will go to the patient's home approximately six to eight weeks after surgery for a prosthesis fitting. In the meantime, a "softie" and pillow are provided for the patient's comfort during the recovery period.

Look Good...Feel Better

This free national public service program helps women undergoing cancer treatment learn to cope with their appearance or related side effects of treatment. The program emphasizes regaining self-confidence and control over their lives. A licensed cosmetologist volunteer teaches women how to enhance their appearance using makeup techniques. Sessions and materials are provided at no charge.

The Wig Closet

The Wig Closet at HCMH is a service to our patients who have hair loss as a part of cancer treatment. The hospital offers wigs made from real hair in a variety of styles, cuts and colors. We are pleased to help these patients maintain confidence and satisfaction as they undergo cancer treatment.

For more information about our outreach support services, call the hospital marketing department at 336-527-7132.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I Have to Travel to Winston-Salem for My Treatments?

All treatments are given at our brand new Elkin campus conveniently located close to HCMH. The clinic is fully staffed Monday through Friday.

Can I Get State-of-the-Art Care in Elkin?

Not only do patients in our clinic have access to the latest advances in radiation oncology and chemotherapy treatment, but our patients also have access to clinical trials. Patients in the Elkin clinic are provided the same options as patients cared for in the Winston-Salem clinic.

What do I do if I Get Sick or Need Assistance When the Clinic is Closed?

We have staff on call to assist patients after hours. This provides our patients with continuity of care and reduces the number of emergency room visits.

Does the Hospital Offer Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)?

Yes. HCMH now offers patients improved chances for cure with fewer side effects. This state-of-the-art approach, called IMRT, uses computer-generated radiation dose calculations. The radiation beam intensity is varied, or modulated, to allow very precise dose delivery.

Contact Us

Radiation Oncology Services
Regional Cancer Center at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital
180 Parkwood Drive
Elkin, NC 28621
336-527-7577
Map and directions

Hematology and Medical Oncology Services
Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center at Elkin
300 Johnson Ridge Medical Park
Elkin, NC 28621
336-835-9589
Map and directions

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