In 2010, Carolinas Healthcare System, now Atrium Health, embarked on a plan to remove obstacles to care by partnering with its network of more than 30 affiliated hospitals to recruit nationally prominent medical teams and share expertise in cancer care. That program, now known as Atrium Health's Levine Cancer Institute, has become one of the largest cancer programs in the nation, serving more than 17,000 new patients each year. Today with more than 25 locations and over 200 oncologists, Levine Cancer Institute provides integrated oncology and palliative care services to their patients, with 15 new patients seeking this type of care each week.
Atrium Health's Levine Cancer Institute provides access to top-ranked physician expertise, groundbreaking clinical trials and the latest cancer treatments. Unique services include our department of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care, which offers clinics and programs to support cancer patients, their family and caregivers throughout their cancer journey.
Our goal and hope are to decrease symptoms, improve health, facilitate recovery and nurture the well-being of every patient that walks through our doors. No matter the type of cancer, we provide personalized treatment based on each individual unique need.
At Levine Cancer Institute's Integrative Oncology and Palliative Care clinics, caring for the whole patient - and their families - includes helping them deal with stress, manage side effects, choose the right foods and sleep better. By offering nutritional counseling, acupuncture, massage and Reiki therapies, and art and music classes, we help improve and speed healing from diagnosis through survivorship.
Our department has cancer nutrition services, patient navigation, cancer rehabilitation, cancer survivorship, psycho-oncology, senior oncology, palliative medicine and support for smokers. We know that everyone facing cancer needs a good support system and our department is here to help.
Palliative and supportive care
Our Supportive Oncology program supports our patients and their caregivers throughout their cancer journey, managing side effects of treatment, reducing risk for recurrence and improving quality of life, while also steering patients away from dangerous or potentially dangerous alternative interventions. We provide safe, evidence-based integrative modalities, focusing on the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patients.
Our Palliative Care program provides specialized medical care to patients experiencing distress at any point in their cancer journey. Our program operates five days a week and is available in six locations covering more than 100-mile radius of the geographical region.