At New Hanover Regional Medical Center and the Zimmer Cancer Center we recognize caring for a person with cancer involves much more than treating the cancer itself. While our oncology specialists have decades of experience and use advanced cancer-fighting technology to give patients the best chance of overcoming the disease, their clinical expertise is just a part of what makes New Hanover Regional Medical Center an exceptional place to receive cancer care. Patients will also find staff members dedicated to helping them understand their options, find the resources they need, and learn how to cope with the emotional and physical challenges cancer can present.
The strength of the cancer program was recognized in May 2008 when the American College of Surgeon's Commission on Cancer re-approved NHRMC's status as a Teaching Hospital Cancer Program. Just 25 percent of hospitals in the United States share this designation. To learn more about our cancer services, outreach and physicians, follow the links below.
Zimmer Cancer Center
The Zimmer Cancer Center is Southeastern North Carolina's only community cancer center dedicated solely to the diagnosis, treatment and support of people with cancer. It houses outpatient services, including chemotherapy, infusion therapy and radiation therapies. It also hosts NHRMC's clinical trials program, giving local residents a chance to participate in national treatment studies. Clinic services are available for medical, surgical, breast and oncological cancer diagnosis and follow-up care...more
Inpatient Oncology Unit
Patients who need to be hospitalized are treated in the Oncology unit on the tenth floor of New Hanover Regional Medical Center's main campus building. The 22-bed unit features large private rooms and is designed to help patients and their families cope with the long stays that are sometimes required... more
Healing Arts Network
Believing that the body, mind and spirit are in simultaneous need of healing, the Healing Arts Network offers complementary therapies to facilitate the healing process and help patients and their families better handle transitions and loss related to illness....more.
Pink Ribbon Bags
The Pink Ribbon project helps bring comfort to women who have been diagnosed with cancer...more.
Hospice and Palliative Care
A special approach to caring for terminally ill individuals with a life expectancy of six months or less, hospice stresses relief of pain and uncomfortable symptoms as opposed to curative care. It also stresses the needs of the patient's family or caregiver, providing support and bereavement services for the patient's family.
Palliative care bridges the gap between home health and hospice. Staffed by hospice-trained nurses, palliative care is available for patients who have a life-limiting prognosis, but are still receiving aggressive therapy or are not quite ready to accept hospice.